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The annual show featured epic performances by T.I., Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Cardi B, YG and Lil Pump.
The biggest hip hop awards show was aired on Tuesday night, and it's only fair that it was on BET.
The BET Hip Hop Awards of 2018, which were recorded in Miami for the second year in a row, chose comedian and actor DeRay Davis to present the annual show and featured epic IT, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Cardi B, YG and Lil. Bomb.
But there were some moments that stood out throughout the night. Here were some of our favorites.
The cyphers gave us a transfusion
I mean, come on, you know why all Really Tune in to the BET Hip Hop Awards. And this year was not different.
Rappers like Joe Budden, Eminem, Rapsody, Casanova, Reason, Flawless Real Talk, Phora and Shawn Smith, Vic Mensa, Taylor Bennett, G Herbo and even Erykah Badu blessed the microphone. It is undoubtedly one of our favorite reasons to tune the show year after year.
Lil Wayne wins the "I Am Hip Hop" award
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With a career spanning more than 20 years, 100 million records sold worldwide and five Grammy awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed artists in hip hop. Therefore, it is fair that BET has finally given Lil Wayne his due, and honored him for his rap role with the BET I Am Hip Hop Award.
Wayne, in a somewhat emotional acceptance speech (presented by DJ Khaled), thanked one man in particular, and no, he was not a rapper. His name is Uncle Bob, a New Orleans legend who saved Wayne's life after his savage near-death experience years ago.
In the sincere speech, he recalled: "One day he entered an apartment. He broke the door with weapons in his hand; Did not see anyone. He saw the legs on the ground. They were my legs. He saw blood everywhere. A lot of cops jumped on me. He refused to do it. I never knew, I talked to him the other day, I never knew that EMS was on the scene. He said EMS tried it twice and they said, "There's nothing." He refused to let that die. "
Weezy added that Uncle Bob finally took Wayne to the hospital and made sure he survived.
"He not only refused to sit down, not only [didn’t] "He gave me the doctors and he left, he refused to leave, he stayed and made sure that he did it," he said.
Cardi B captivates the crowd
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Although disappointing for the fans who attended (myself included), Cardi B lit the night with a special performance of LIV Nightclub in Fontainebleau.
He began the performance with his hit song "Get Up 10" (but which is not a success?), And then we had a special appearance of Pardison Fontaine (also known as Pardi) for his great hit "Backin 'It Up".
Honestly, this is one of the best performances of Cardi we've seen. Save the cardi queen.
XXXTentacion receives the award for best posthumous posthumous Hip Hop artist
It is true that because the show was performed at The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, just minutes away from the hometown of X, it will be celebrated for his musical achievements after his death.
The rapper was shot and killed in June at the age of 20.
His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, accepted the award on behalf of her son. She was accompanied on stage by the manager of X, Solomon Sounds and his lawyer Bob Celestin.
In an emotional tribute, they thanked the fans who supported the controversial rapper even after his death.