The 2012 BET Hip Hop awards which was pre-taped on September 29, 2012 aired last night and featured hip hop’s biggest stars, with highly anticipated performances the high point of the night.
The show hosted by comedian Mike Epps featured topnotch performances from hip hop stars.
The big winner of the night was Kanye West who though absent won 7 awards out of his 17 nominations. 2Chainz also won 3 awards on the night.
The full list of winners from the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012 is below:
• Best Hip Hop Video: “HYFR” – Drake f/ Lil Wayne
• Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo): “Mercy” – Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
• Best Live Performer: The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
• Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
• Hip Hop Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams
• DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled
• Producer of the Year: Kanye West
• MVP of the Year: Rick Ross
• Track of the Year: “Ni**as In Paris” – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)
• CD of the Year: Watch The Throne – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
• Rookie of The Year: 2 Chainz
• Hustler of The Year: Jay-Z
• Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Kanye West
• Best Club Banger: “Ni**as In Paris” – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
• Best Mixtape: “Dreamchasers2″ – Meek Mill
• Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz – “Mercy” (Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
• Impact Track: “Daughters” – Nas
• People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon: 2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
• Best Hip Hop Online Site: World Star Hip Hop