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.

Mike Epps 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsHost Mike Epps kicks off the show with a mock telethon for hip hop at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

Young Jeezy 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsOpening the festivities was none other than ATL’s own Young Jeezy. The Snowman tore through a medley of his street anthems including “Flexin’.”

t.i. 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsThe king of the South makes a triumphant return to the stage.

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mike epps 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsMike Epps kept the audience loose with his side splitting humor.

meek mill wale rick ross mmg 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsBawse 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 mmg 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsWale performed his hit single “That Way” with some help from R&B great El DeBarge.

rick ross mmg 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsThe biggest bawse was high stepping his way through a crowd pleasing performance of “I’m A Boss.”

meek mill mmg 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsOne of Philly’s illest MCs, Meek Mill, takes advantage of his time to shine at BET’s Hip Hop Awards.

el debarge mmg 2011 BET Hip Hop AwardsTurn back the clock! El DeBarge joins Maybach Music Group members for their performance of “That Way.”

nelly 2011 bet hip hop awardsNelly introduces I Am Hip Hop honoree LL Cool J at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

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2011 bet hip hop awardsRap vet Heavy D takes the stage for the first time in years to run through a medley of his classic hits.

 2011 bet hip hop awardsA sweat-drenched Heavy D shows off fresh dance moves from 1988!

tyrese 2011 bet hip hop awardsHeavy D gets an assist from Tyrese on his throwback smash “Now That We Found Love.”

 2011 bet hip hop awardsTyrese lent a helping hand to Heavy D by singing the hook to the Overweight Lover’s “Now That We Found Love.”

lupe fiasco 2011 bet hip hop awardsOne of music’s most politically outspoken artists, Lupe Fiasco, brings his awe-inspiring presence to the Hip Hop Awards.

dmx swizz beatz 2011 bet hip hop awardsWelcome 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.”

big sean 2011 bet hip hop awardsYoung stars Big Sean and Roscoe Dash brought the crowd to their feet while performing the catchy “Marvin & Chardonnay.”

big sean 2011 bet hip hop awardsThe G.O.O.D. Music MC sparks the night with his hits “I Do It” and “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay.”

wiz khalifa 2011 bet hip hop awardsIt’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.”

 2011 bet hip hop awardsWiz 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
Source: BET