Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean lead BET Hip Hop Awards winners
Published 14/10/2015 | 05:21
Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean were the major winners at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Both stars won three gongs at the ceremony, closely followed by Drake, J. Cole and newcomer Fetty Wap, who all won two.
Lamar, who enjoyed huge success earlier this year with his LP To Pimp A Butterfly, was named Lyricist of the Year at the ceremony at the Atlanta Civic Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
He also won awards for Impact Track and Hip Hop Video for his single Alright.
Big Sean won the first award of the night for Best Club Banger for his track IDFWU featuring E.40.
The rapper did not attend the ceremony, which was taped on October 9 but was broadcast in the US today. He also scored the award for Best Collaboration by a Duo or Group for his single Blessings, featuring Drake and Kanye West. The trio were also named People's Champ for the same song.
Fetty Wap's hit single Trap Queen was named Track of the Year at the ceremony, hosted by Snoop Dogg, and the rapper also scored the Who Blew Up award.
Fetty Wap was also absent from the ceremony because he was injured in a motorcycle crash on September 26.
The gongs for Best Live Performer and Album of the Year went to J. Cole for his record 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
Drake beat Big Sean, Future, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar to be named MVP (most valuable player) of the year.
The Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse award went to Drake for My Way (Remix) by Fetty Wap featuring Drake.
Future opened the ceremony by performing a medley of hits including Where Ya At and March Madness in the open air at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
He scored the award for Best Mixtape for 56 Nights.
Sean "Diddy" Combs also took the stage during the ceremony, performing with Lil Kim and Styles P before moving on to his new single Workin.
Dr Dre was named Hustler of the Year, beating Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole, while the awards for DJ of the Year and Producer of the Year went to DJ Mustard and the Made-You-Look award went to Dej Loaf, who got the crowd dancing to her track Be Real with Kid Ink.