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B.E.T Hip-Hop Awards Winners List + Photos

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MVP of the Year

Best Video
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys for “Empire State of Mind”

Favorite By Fans
Nicki Minaj

I Am Hip-Hop Award

Rookie of the Year
Nicki Minaj

Made You Look Style Award
Nicki Minaj

Perfect Combo Award
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys for “Empire State of Mind”

Track of the Year
Lex Lugar for producing the track “B.M.F.”

Making a speech after her first award, Nicki Minaj said

“Last year, I was here in anticipation of the cypher,”
she told the crowd,
“Now I’m here in anticipation of my debut, Pink Friday.”

“I’m paving the way for girls,”
she continued.
“I wanna thank all the girls of hip-hop.”

For the boys, Jay-Z won three awards, despite being a no-show at the ceremony. The awards Jay-Z took home were the Perfect Combo (for his Alicia Keys-assisted “Empire State of Mind”), CD of the Year (The Blueprint 3) and Best Live Performer.

Rick Ross opened the show with Diddy, DJ Khaled and even MC Hammer.

Check out some more pics below:

B.o.B also graced the stage

Although, Waka Flocka didn't exactly "grace" the stage, he did have his song on while he ran around through the crowd. Lol .... poor Waka.

J. Cole performed “Who Dat” and treated the audience to a snippet of “Blow Up.”

DJ Premier and Gang Starr founder Big Shug brought Guru’s son and nephew on stage to pay tribute to the late, great rapper. Don’t miss “Mostly the Voice,”’s tribute to Guru premiering October 12.

So what did YOU think about this years B.E.T Hip-Hop Awards?

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