Hosted by DJ Khaled, the 2016 Bet Hip Hop Awards aired last night. With performances from Gucci Mane, Travis $cott, Isaiah Rashad, honoree Snoop Dogg, and featured a tribute to Shawty Lo. The Atlanta based award show was filled with a few great moments for Hip-Hop. Take a look at some of our favorite moments below:
Gucci Mane opens the show with Travis $cott, Quavo and Young Thug:
Fresh out the Feds, Gucci Mane is having the time of his life. Decked out in a floor length mink, Wop performed “First Day Out The Feds,” and was later joined by Travis $cott for “Last Time.” From there, Travis took over and performed “Pick Up The Phone” with Quavo and Thugger.
Big K.R.I.T.’s “Might Not Be Okay” verse:
K.R.I.T. teamed up with Kenneth Whallum earlier last month for the politically charged track, “Might Not Be Okay.” Last night, the 30-year old rapper performed his powerful verse acapella in a police uniform.
Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Isaiah Rashad Performance:
Philly’s Lil Uzi performed “Money Longer” while 21 Savage gave a chill performance of “X” with a live band. The Son’s Tirade, Isaiah Rashad also gave a dope performance of “Park.”
T.I. also gave an empowering performance of “We Will Not” last night from his recent mixtape, Us or Else. The Atlanta rapper rocked an all-black outfit with a black beret in honor of the Black Panther Party before bringing out a group of protestors who held signs reading “Fight the power,” “We will not,” and “Us or else.”
Snoop Dogg receives the “I Am Hip Hop” Award:
“Y’all know I ain’t really one to be sentimental or whatnot, but this is real sentimental right now for me to see all of my peers, all of my people in hip-hop give me the respect I didn’t strive for,” Snoop said in his heart felt speech. “I just strived to make music and to make people feel good and get [out] my expression.”