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The 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night (October 13).

The night was one to remember for Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean, with both artists taking home three awards apiece.

J. Cole took home the Album of the Year award in a competitive category featuring Drake, Nicki Minaj, Wale, Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean. J. Cole won the award for his album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Scarface was awarded with the prestigious “I Am Hip Hop Award.”

“I think this is rigged,” the Houston rapper jokes at the start of his acceptance speech. “I didn’t write nothing down, so I was just gonna kind of come up here and wing it. I appreciate all the cool s-it y’all said about me, man, but I just want everybody in the building to know that none of that is true, I am not an icon [laughs]. I’m lying, I’m lying. I’ve been doing this for 27 years. 27 years ago, you couldn’t have told me that I would be standing up on stage in front of y’all tonight saying something that I’m making up off the top of my head. 27 years of this, I know too many of y’all. There’s too many of y’all to name. From start to finish, I appreciate y’all, man. Seriously. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I ain’t shit without y’all.”

DJ Mustard earned two awards for DJ of the Year and Producer of the Year. He also earned a mention for Banger of the Year, which went to Big Sean’s “IDFWU,” of which DJ Mustard lent a hand to production.

MVP of the Year went to Drake while Dr. Dre earned Hustler of the Year.

The full list of winners can be viewed below, courtesy of Billboard.

Best Hip-Hop Video

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”

Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

WINNER: Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Fetty Wap feat. Monty – “My Way”

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best Live Performer



Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean


J. Cole

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Alan Ferguson

WINNER: Benny Boom

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris

Colin Tilley

Director X

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

WINNER: DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

WINNER: DJ Mustard

J. Cole

Kanye West

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams


MVP of the Year

Big Sean



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year

“Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)

“Commas” – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future)

“IDFWU” – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40)

WINNER: “Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album of the Year

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

WINNER: J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award

Bobby Shmurda

DeJ Loaf

WINNER: Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd


Hustler of the Year



J. Cole

Jay Z

Nicki Minaj

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky



Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Club Banger

WINNER: Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU” (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)

Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced by Dds)

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced by Tony Fadd)

Future – “Commas” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside)

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape

WINNER: Future – 56 Nights

Future – Beast Mode

Future – Monster

Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2

Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Blessings” (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)

WINNER: Drake – “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap feat. Drake)

E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean feat. E-40)

Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne)

Impact Track

Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”

Common and John Legend – “Glory” (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)

J. Cole – “Apparently”

J. Cole – “Be Free”

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

People’s Champ Award

WINNER: Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Future – “Commas”

Kendrick Lamar – “i”

Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”


Future “Where Ya At” x “March Madness”

Young Dro x T.I. “We In The City”

Dej Loaf, Kid Ink & DJ Mustard “Be Real”

Puff Daddy & The Family, Lil’ Kim, Styles P & King Los “Workin’”

Rich Homie Quan “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

Travis $cott “90210” x “Antidote”


Vince Staples, King Mez, J-Doe, Raury and Casey Veggies

Def Squad (Erick Sermon, Redman and Keith Murray)

Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel and Nicole

Charlie Clips, DNA, K-Shine Rain 910 and T-Top

Black Thought, Cast of Hamilton

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