Hip-hop honoring itself at BET Awards
David Goodson | 10/12/2017, 3:54 p.m.
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson
Hot Ticket Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Single of the Year
“Bodak Yellow”—Produced By J. White
Did It (Cardi B)
Album of the Year
Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best
Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
Cardi B—“Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2”
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Nicki Minaj—“Rake It Up” (“Yo Gotti”
featuring Nicki Minaj)
JAY-Z—“The Story of O.J.”
The Cyphers, which for a large niche audience is the highlight of the show, was, at the taping at least, a showcase for the talents of Axel Leon, Mysonne and Rapsody. Those performances were quickly reduced to the background, however, as the legend Eminem unleashed a scathing attack to the 45th commander in chief.
Although the award ceremony itself might have been welcomed to and by the city, the generosity was short-lived two days later as an encounter between Miami police and Temple University student Cariann Hithon ended tragically. Damn!
Over and out. Holla next week. Til then, enjoy the nightlife.