Over the weekend, stars packed the Atlanta Civic Center to celebrate the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. Spotted on the red carpet were Meek Mills, Wale, Busta Rhymes, TI, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and many more!
The show opened with Wiz Khalifa performing, “Work Hard, Play Hard.” T.I/ presented Rakim with a much deserved, ‘I am Hip Hop Award.’ 2Chainz won People’s Choice Award, and BET Music Matters artist Kendrick Lamar won Lyricist of the Year. The rest of the winners will be announced when the show airs. During the show, there was also a total of 6 cyphers featuring Eve, DMX, Snoop Dogg, T.I., A.$.A.P. Rocky, Cassidy, Mystikal, Talib Kweli, B.O.B.
The show ended with a tribute to musical legend Chris Lighty. Before performing a medley of songs that were made possible by the industry legend, Q-Tip, Funkmaster Flex, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent and Missy Elliott chanted, “If it wasn’t for Chris, wouldn’t heard ish like this…”
Kanye West, who had an outstanding 17 nominations, was not at the show.
Viewers can tune in on October 9th at 8pm to see performances from Rick Ross, T.I., Missy, 50 Cent, 2 Chainz, Future, and many more.
Check out some pics below: