Kanye West was the big winner at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired on Tuesday night (October 9), but he was a no-show to fetch his six trophies.
The hip-hop superstar was nominated 17 times, but didn’t air all the categories on the actual show. Instead, many of the winners were listed on its website after the broadcast. Among his wins, Ye took home Producer of the Year, the Made You Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) and the Perfect Combo Award for “Mercy,” along with his G.O.O.D. Music roster. He also snagged three more awards for his work with Jay-Z on Watch The Throne, bringing his total to six.
Behind Kanye was 2 Chainz, who won three awards, which included the People’s Champ Award and Rookie of the Year, and performing as well. Other winners of the evening were Rick Ross for MVP of the Year, beating out mentor Jay-Z. However, Hov took home the Hustler of the Year honors.
Lyricist of the Year was brought back to the West coast when Kendrick Lamar pulled an upset, besting Nas, Jay-Z and Kanye for the win. And for Video of the Year, it was none other than Drake, who wins alongside Lil Wayne with their “HYFR” clip.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake (featuring Lil Wayne), “HYFR”
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award: Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T, “Mercy”
Best Live Performer: The Throne
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams
Producer of the Year: Kanye West
MVP of the Year: Rick Ross
Track of the Year: “N****s in Paris” (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
CD of the Year: Watch the Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled
Rookie of the Year: 2 Chainz
Made You Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Kanye West
Best Club Banger: “N****s in Paris” (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
Best Mixtape: Meek Mill, Dreamchasers 2
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z
Impact Track: Nas, “Daughters”
People’s Champ Award: 2 Chainz (featuring Drake), “No Lie”
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