The BET Hip Hop Awards were taped last night in Atlanta but they wont air until October 11th, that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to show images of what transpired. Right? Check out pictures from the event along with captions of what took place last night after the jump. Pictures of DMX, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Big Sean, T.I., Lupe Fiasco and more.
Host Mike Epps kicks off the show with a mock telethon for hip hop at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.
Opening the festivities was none other than ATL’s own Young Jeezy. The Snowman tore through a medley of his street anthems including “Flexin’.”
The king of the South makes a triumphant return to the stage.
Southern rap royalty unite! Jeezy and T.I. stand shoulder-to-shoulder in one of the night’s most talked about moments.
Mike Epps kept the audience loose with his side splitting humor.
Bawse up with the hottest clique in the game! Rick Ross lets his MMG mates, Wale and Meek Mill, shine during their renditions of “That Way” and “I’m a Boss.”
Wale performed his hit single “That Way” with some help from R&B great El DeBarge.
The biggest bawse was high stepping his way through a crowd pleasing performance of “I’m A Boss.”
One of Philly’s illest MCs, Meek Mill, takes advantage of his time to shine at BET’s Hip Hop Awards.
Turn back the clock! El DeBarge joins Maybach Music Group members for their performance of “That Way.”
Nelly introduces I Am Hip Hop honoree LL Cool J at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Rap vet Heavy D takes the stage for the first time in years to run through a medley of his classic hits.
A sweat-drenched Heavy D shows off fresh dance moves from 1988!
Heavy D gets an assist from Tyrese on his throwback smash “Now That We Found Love.”
Tyrese lent a helping hand to Heavy D by singing the hook to the Overweight Lover’s “Now That We Found Love.”
One of music’s most politically outspoken artists, Lupe Fiasco, brings his awe-inspiring presence to the Hip Hop Awards.
Welcome back Dark Man X! The Yonkers MC attacks the mic with vengeance. He ran through a medley of his classic cuts including “Get at Me Dog.”
Young stars Big Sean and Roscoe Dash brought the crowd to their feet while performing the catchy “Marvin & Chardonnay.”
The G.O.O.D. Music MC sparks the night with his hits “I Do It” and “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay.”
It’s been a huge past 365 days for the Pittsburgh native. He put the Steel City on his back and ripped through a performance of “Taylor Gang.”
Wiz Khalifa shows off his rail-thin-tatted upper body at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Watch the BET Hip Hop Awards on Oct. 11 at 8P/7C.
Photos by: Paul Abell