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BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. The awards ceremony began in 2006, was held on November 12, 2006 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, was first aired November 15 and was hosted by comedian Katt Williams.

The second ceremony was held on October 13, 2007 and aired on October 17 of the same year. Like its predecessor, the ceremony was also held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, and was hosted by Katt Williams. The third ceremony premiered on October 23, 2008. This ceremony was not hosted by Katt Williams, but instead was hosted by popular R&B and hip hop artist T-Pain. The fourth ceremony was held on October 10, 2009 and was hosted by Mike Epps and aired on October 27. The fifth ceremony was held on October 2, 2010 (aired October 12) and was also by hosted Mike Epps. Epps would go on to host two additional years (2011 & 2012), while Snoop Dogg hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 2016 show was hosted by DJ Khaled. During the TDE cypher, artist Kendrick Lamar subliminally dissed rappers Papoose and Drake.



Most winsEdit

Artist Number of awards
Kendrick Lamar 20
Drake 19
Jay-Z 17
Kanye West 16
Lil Wayne
DJ Khaled 13
Cardi B 11
Nicki Minaj 8


2006 BET Hip Hop Awards
DateNovember 12, 2006
LocationFox Theatre
Hosted byKatt Williams
Television/radio coverage

The first show in 2006 was hosted by Katt Williams in Atlanta.




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