Kendrick Lamar Wins Big at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards E! News UK
Kendrick Lamar dominated the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, winning six awards.
The 35-year-old rap superstar was crowned Artist of the Year at the September 30 ceremony at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which aired on Tuesday (04.10.22).
His acclaimed LP ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers won hip-hop album of the year, and he won best hip-hop video for his track “Family Ties” by Baby Keem, and video director for the year with Dave Free.
His track record also included Lyricist of the Year and Best Live Performer.
Drake was the night’s most nominated artist with 14 nominations, and he walked away with Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse twice and Best Collaboration for “Wait for You” with Future and Tems. ‘Churchill Downs’ with Jack Harlow also won the former accolade.
Kanye West – who legally changed his name to Ye – picked up 10 nominations, including best live performer and album of the year, but failed to win any awards.
Elsewhere, Lizzos’ mega-hit “About Damn Times” won the Impact award, Lattos “Big Energy” was named Song of the Year and 50 Cent was crowned Hustler of the Year.
The ceremony was hosted by Fat Joe, and the likes of GloRilla and Lil’ Kim took the stage.
An abbreviated list of winners is:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Hip Hop Album of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers
song of the year
Latto, ‘Great Energy’
Best Hip Hop Video
Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
Future feat. Drake and Tems, “I’m waiting for you”
Best Duo or Group
TERREHGANG Styles P and Havoc
Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video director of the year
Free Kendrick Lamar and Dave
Producer of the Year
Husler of the year
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Drake, ‘Churchill Downs’ (Jack Harlow feat. Drake) and Drake, ‘Wait for You’ (Future feat. Drake and Tems)
Lizzo, ‘About fucking time’
Best international stream
Benjamin Epps (France)