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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Karlous Miller and Chico Bean of 85 South, Nelly and D.C. Young Fly of 85 South perform onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

The BET Hip Hop Awards went down last night that featured a star studded line up of performances and attendees.

The show opened being hosted by the cast of 85 South. They were perfect as hosts. I would have them as hosts for future BET shows. That is for sure. When it comes down to awards, out the gate, best new artist was a toss up of who would win. I was for sure that Coi Leray would have won, but with Young Bleu in the category, that could have been a challenge to call the winner. Yung Bleu ended up taking the award home.

When it came down to Best Hip Hop Video, it was presented by my twin sister Remy Ma. LOL. Cardi B and Megan took this home for “WAP”, and honestly, this was a nod to me. This video was big! Now, Lil Nas was also in this category for “Industry Baby”, but I don’t think any of us can deny that WAP was a major video thus deserving this. In addition to Best Hip Hop video, they also won Song of the Year and Best Collaboration for WAP.

The Cultural Influence Award went to Tyler The Creator. Although he got on stage and said that he had absolutely nothing prepared to say, he managed to muster up some good words. Now Tyler, you knew you were getting this award. Have your speech together sir. He did sort of lose me during the speech, but I guess he brought it home.

The Lyricst of the Year award went to J. Cole. I think that goes without saying. The only other artist in that category that I think would have been an true competition was Nas. I would have traded Joyner Lucas for Megan in this category, but I get the balance.

We come down to Hip Hop album of the year. It was presented by Rhapsody. Tyler The Creator took this home for “Call Me If You Get Lost”. There were a lot of great nominees in this category. Tyler is taking over the BET Awards.

Nelly was given the I Am Hip Hop Award, and let me tell you all something. I am a fan fan of Nelly! All the way back to Country Grammar, I’ve been a fan. I think this was well deserved and Nelly has definitely proven what he can do and crossed over to various genres. Congrats to Nelly.

Overall, Nelly brought the awards show home and brought my rating of the awards from a C- to a B-. The  Hip Hop. awards show didn’t really move me this year, but to each its own. 85 South did a great job hosting so I’m still giving handclaps to BET. My favorite performances were Tobe, Latto, and most of all Nelly. What were your favorites?