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Stormzy beats Khaligraph in BET Hip-Hop awards

By Elly Gitau
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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In summary
    • The Tuma Kitu hit rapper took to his Instagram to congratulate the winner saying: “Congratulations Stormzy. This year we were satisfied with the recognition and the nomination. Now it’s time to put in work for next time. The OG shall be respected. Trust the process #respecttheogs kwendaaaa (sic).”

Rapper Khaligraph Jones lost out to UK’s rapper Stormzy in this year’s edition of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Hip-Hop Awards held virtually on Tuesday night.

The Tuma Kitu hit rapper took to his Instagram to congratulate the winner saying: “Congratulations Stormzy. This year we were satisfied with the recognition and the nomination. Now it’s time to put in work for next time. The OG shall be respected. Trust the process #respecttheogs kwendaaaa (sic).”

He was a nominee in the Best International Flow category alongside South Africa’s Nasty C, Djonga (Brazil), Kaaris (France), Meryl (France) and Ms Banks (UK).  

The full list of the awards winners:

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Lil Baby
  • Roddy Ricch

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: ‘The Box’ – Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze (Roddy Ricch)
  • BOP’ – Produced By JetsonMade & Starboy (DaBaby)
  • ‘Life is Good’ – Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ (Future feat. Drake)
  • ‘Rockstar’ – Produced by SethInTheKitchen (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
  • ‘Savage (Remix)’ – Produced by J. White Did It (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)
  • ‘Toosie Slide’ – Produced by OZ (Drake)

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Roddy Ricch – ‘Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial’
  • DaBaby – ‘Blame it on Baby’
  • DaBaby – ‘Kirk’
  • Future – ‘High Off Life’
  • Lil Baby – ‘My Turn’
  • Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Suga’

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Winner: Future feat. Drake, ‘Life is Good’
  • DaBaby, ‘BOP’
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar’
  • Drake, ‘Toosie Slide’
  • Lil Baby, ‘The Bigger Picture’
  • Roddy Ricch, ‘The Box’

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Winner: Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, ‘Savage (Remix)’
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar’
  • Future feat. Drake, ‘Life is Good’
  • Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby & Lil Wayne, ‘What’s Poppin (Remix)’
  • Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, ‘Hot Girl Summer’
  • Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch, ‘Ballin”

BEST DUO OR GROUP

  • Winner: Chris Brown and Young Thug
  • City Girls
  • Earthgang
  • Jackboys
  • Migos
  • Run the Jewels

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

  • Winner: Travis Scott
  • Big Sean
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Roddy Ricch

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Rapsody
  • Big Sean
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Megan Thee Stallion

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Teyana ‘Spike Tee’ Taylor
  • Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X

DJ OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: D-Nice
  • Chase B
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Envy
  • DJ Khaled
  • Mustard

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Hit-Boy
  • 9th Wonder
  • DJ Khaled
  • JetsonMade
  • Will Made-It

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

  • Winner: Pop Smoke
  • Flo Milli
  • Jack Harlow
  • Mulatto
  • NLE Choppa
  • Rod Wave

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Jay-Z
  • Rick Ross
  • Travis Scott

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

  • Winner: The Joe Budden Podcast
  • Complex
  • HipHopDX
  • HotNewHipHop
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Shade Room

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

  • Winner: Beyoncé, ‘Savage (Remix)’ (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)
  • BIA, ‘Best on Earth’ (Russ feat. BIA)
  • Cardi B, ‘Writing on the Wall’ (French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)
  • Future, ‘Roses (Remix)’ (Saint Jhn feat. Future)
  • Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar’ (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
  • Travis Scott ‘Hot (Remix)’ (Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott)

IMPACT TRACK

  • Winner: Lil Baby, ‘The Bigger Picture’
  • Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock, ‘Lockdown’
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar (BLM Remix)’
  • J. Cole, ‘Snow on tha Bluff’
  • Rapsody feat. PJ Morton, ‘Afeni’
  • Wale feat. Kelly Price, ‘Sue Me’

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

  • Winner: Stormzy (UK)
  • Djonga (Brazil)
  • Kaaris (France)
  • Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
  • Meryl (France)
  • Ms Banks (UK)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)

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