Kanye West MIA at BET Hip Hop Awards

Kanye West was a no-show at last night’s 4th annual BET Hip Hop Awards, where he was nominated for nine awards, including best live performer.

Also absent from the shindig was rapper T.I., who’s currently serving time in an Arkansas prison on a federal weapons charge. The Atlanta rapper was nominated for six awards and took home two, including Album of the Year.

Other wins of the night went to Ice Cube, was presented with an icon award, and Degrassi alum Drake, who won “Rookie of the Year.” The show also acknowledged the minds behind the turntables, giving a posthumous DJ of the year award to DJ AM.

The awards are set to air on October 27.

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  • Sally in Chicago

    So now is the media on Kanye watch?

  • Ama

    It’s the BET Hip Hop Awards.

  • tyre

    yeah..you should really update it to reflect the BET Hip Hop Awards

  • SethP

    That’s right, Ama – you know they all look alike to some people.

    • I agree!

      There are way too many awards shows! They all look alike…

  • Fatima

    The BET Awards were in June. This is hip-hop specific.

  • Dave Archer

    Yo, Kanye: I’mma let you finish, but I think it showed good humility that you didn’t show up last night. Kudos.

    Yo, BET: I’mma let you finish, but the prez called Kanye a “jacka$$” and Kanye still gets nominated for umpteen awards?!

    Glad to know the healing continues. Peas.

  • Jamal

    I blame it on all the racist white people. Kanye has been harrassed by the media for weeks.

    • Doubtful

      Kanyne needs a time out!

    • Marcus

      Yeah, Jamal, you’re totally right. People’s negative reaction to Kanye’s Auto-tune album (especially when he tried to recreate the sound by singing live–yikes!) had to have been racist. There’s no way people could have just not liked the album. And the media backlash he took from pulling that stupid stunt at the VMAs had to have been motivated by racism; otherwise people might have thought he was just a rude celebrity, desperate for some attention.

  • @Jamal

    You are an idiot. kanye deserves all the bad publicity he gets becasue he is always pulling stunts like this. He needs to get over himself.

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