With Hov & Jeezy opening up the show with a performance of As Real As It Gets the BET Awards were taped last night in Atlanta. The show isn’t airing until October 27th but the winners were announced, etc.
Jay later took home the MVP of the Year award, beating out such popular peers as Lil Wayne and Drake. Hov dedicated his win to Mr. Magic, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. “Brooklyn, we did it again,” he said at the conclusion of his brief speech.
Other big winners announced during the show last night were Drake for Rookie of the Year and DJ AM for DJ of the Year.
Ice Cube was honored with the I Am Hip-Hop award, with an introductory video that included a voice-over from Dr. Dre. “From that first rhyme he spit for me, I knew Cube was a star,” Dre said. The award was presented to the former N.W.A member by Young Jeezy and Cube’s favorite MC, Chuck D.
For a more in depth breakdown of the show, hit up MTV. And to be honest, I don’t care who won what. All I wanna see/hear are the Cyphers that went down. DJ Premier on the 1s and 2s with KRS-One & Wale rocking the first cypher; Joe Budden & Nicki Minaj rocking the 2nd; and the most anticipated w/ Eminem, Black Thought & Mos Def.