Brown, who appeared via a pre-recorded video (watch below), won three awards, alongside his “Look At Me Now” collaborators Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, including Best Hip-Hop Video, People’s Champ Award, and the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (which, as it turns out, is not so much about candy, as it is musical collaborations.)
Busta Rhymes, who was named the winner of the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, accepted the trophies on their behalf. Lil Wayne, who was also absent from last night’s show, walked away with two of his own BET Hip Hop Awards for both Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year. Click below for Brown’s video and a complete list of the night’s winners, including awards for Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Waka Flocka Flame.
Hosted by actor/comedian Mike Epps and emceed by rapper Da Brat, the event, which featured performances by Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean, DMX, Young Jeezy, Heavy D, and T.I., awarded breakout star Nicki Minaj with the MVP of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award, while LL Cool J was presented with I Am Hip Hop Award for the iconic role he’s played in the world of hip hop.
Best Hip-Hop Video: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look At Me Now”
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look At Me Now”
People’s Champ Award: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look at Me Now”
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
Best Live Performer: Lil Wayne
Best Lyricist: Lil Wayne
MVP of the Year: Nicki Minaj
Made-You-Look Award: Nicki Minaj
Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z
CD of the Year: Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled
Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams
Producer of the Year: Lex Luger
Track of the Year: Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”
Rookie of the Year: Wiz Khalifa
Best Club Banger: Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale, “No Hands”
Best Mixtape: J.Cole, Friday Night Lights
I Am Hip-Hop Award: LL Cool J
Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.
Chris Brown raps alongside Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes in ‘Look At Me Now’ video: Watch it here
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