I think it’s safe to say that most of the viewing public (based on my very unscientific survey of my Twitter timeline) only watches the BET Hip Hop Awards (which should really be called the BET Rap Awards) for the cyphers. That being said, if you didn’t catch Tuesday’s broadcast, and you’re interested… check out the following playlists.
Performances from Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, MGK, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and an amazing tribute to Violator management co-founder Chris Lighty, featuring performances by Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, and more below.
The cyphers. By far the best were RZA’s Iron Fist round, and the West Coast round. Take a look for yourself.
My favorite moment of the night came during Rick Ross’ performance, and went a little something like this:
That’s Omarion interpretive dancing, by the way.