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

Kendrick Lamar

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”

Better cooperation

Future feat. Drake and Tems, “I’m waiting for you”

Best Duo or Group

TERREHGANG Styles P and Havoc

Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist

GloRillaNardo Wick

Best Live Performer

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year

Free Kendrick Lamar and Dave

Producer of the Year


Husler of the year

50 cents

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake, ‘Churchill Downs’ (Jack Harlow feat. Drake) and Drake, ‘Wait for You’ (Future feat. Drake and Tems)

Impact track

Lizzo, ‘About fucking time’

Best international stream

Benjamin Epps (France)

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