Atlanta, Georgia once again served as the setting for the annual recording of the ground-breaking BET Hip Hop Awards 2022. Fat Joe, a musician, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality nominated for a GRAMMY® presented this year’s awards show, which aired on BET, BET Her, MTV2, and VH1 on Tuesday, October 4 from The Cobb Energy Centre. On Wednesday, October 5 at Midnight ET/PT, BET will telecast a repeat of the award event.
Kendrick Lamar took home the most awards (six) of the night, including “Artist of the Year,” “Lyricist of the Year,” “Best Live Performer,” and “Album of the Year” (for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers). With Baby Keem and Dave Free, he won “Best Hip Hop Video” for “Family Ties” and “Video Director of the Year,” respectively. The three trophies that Drake won are:
Here Are The Winners For The BET Hip Hop Awards 2022!
BET Hip Hop Awards 2022: The song “Wait For U,” on which he collaborated with Future and Tems, won “Best Collaboration,” while his verse on “Wait For U” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” tied for “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse.”
This year’s “Best Duo or Group” award went to EarthGang. The song “Big Energy” by Latto was named “Song of the Year,” while “About Damn Time” by Lizzo was called “Impact Track.” DJ Drama took the “DJ of the Year,” while Hitmaka was honored with “Producer of the Year.” Glo Rilla, a newcomer, earned “Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist,” while Benjamin Epps (France) took up the award for “Best International Flow.” The prize for “Best Hip Hop Platform” was shared by “Caresha Please” and “Drink Champs.”
Fat Joe, presenter of the “BET Hip Hop Awards 2022,” introduced the HBCU-styled “New Atlanta vs. OG Atlanta” marching band. Then Armani White performed an electric cover of “Billie Eilish” that included a performance of “Nothin'” by rapper N.O.R.E. Glo Rilla made her national television debut with her hit songs “F.N.F (Let’s Go)” and “Tomorrow,” while platinum recording artist Bleupremiered “Life Worth Living” starring French Montana.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2022: After a cameo by Jeezy during EST Gee’s performance of “The Realest,” Kodak Black took the stage and performed a mashup of “Too Many Years,” “Walk,” and “Super Gremlin.” Pusha T surprised the audience during his set by reuniting with his former Clipse bandmates No Malice to perform their hit tune “Grindin'” together. Joey Bada$$ paid homage to the late rapper Young Dolph by performing his song “Head High” as part of an “In Memoriam” set. The “BET Hip Hop Awards 2022” rap battle winner, rapper DNA, was inspired by King Combs’s rousing performance of “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” to the tune of $25,000.
David Banner with Lil’ Flip, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep with Lil’ Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma and Fat Joe, Three 6 Mafia, and Wu-Tang Clan were just some of the famous acts that performed during a homage to LOUD Records and its groundbreaking founder Steve Rifkind. Honoree Trina gave a statement that got the audience emotional, and then Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay closed things up.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2022: Rising talents Armani Caesar, Kentheman, Nana, Navelle Hice, OT The Real, and Yung Pooda joined established artists like Baby Tate, Big Boss Vette, Deetranada, Guapdad 4000, Jayson Cash, Ray Vaughn, Reuben Vincent, Sa-Roc, Sauce Walka, and Topaz Jones onstage for a digital-exclusive cipher.
T.I., Trick Daddy, Tyrese, DJ EFN, DJ Cassidy, Pretty Vee, the cast of “Tyler Perry’s Zatima” (Devale Ellis and Crystal Renee Hayslett), and the cast of “IMPACT ATL” also made cameos at the awards presentation (Ari Fletcher, Tae, Dess Dior, Lakeyah and Jayda Cheaves).
Take a look at the complete list of winners below: BET Hip Hop Awards 2022
Best Hip Hop Video: FAMILY TIES BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
Best Collaboration: WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
Best Duo or Group: EARTHGANG
Best Live Performer: KENDRICK LAMAR
Lyricist of the Year: KENDRICK LAMAR
Video Director of the Year: KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE
Song of the Year: BIG ENERGY LATTO
Hip Hop Album of the Year: MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR
Hip Hop Artist of the Year: KENDRICK LAMAR
Producer of the Year: HITMAKA
Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist: GLORILLA
DJ of the Year: DJ DRAMA
Best Hip Hop Platform (tie): CARESHA PLEASE & DRINK CHAMPS
Hustler of the Year: 50 CENT
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: DRAKE WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: DRAKE CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)
Impact Track: ABOUT DAMN TIME LIZZO
Best International Flow: BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)