Hosted by Lil Duval, the 2019 BET Hip Hop awards aim to highlight the biggest and most talented names in hip-hop as well as pay homage to legends of the genre. The award show returns to Atlanta after calling Miami home and brings an all-star lineup.
Megan Thee Stallion’s organic rise has brought her to an award show main stage. During the 2019 Video Music Awards, the Houston rapper performed during the pre-show where she received her first Moon Man for Hot Girl Summer, the Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj assisted anthem. The same goes for Saweetie who’s hit single My Type continues to climb the charts. The Icy Girl hit the stage during the 2019 BET Awards pre-show and now is listed as a main performer.
Other performers include Rapsody, who takes the stage for the first time and Rick Ross who recently released his anticipated album Port Of Miami II. Lil Baby who took home the 2019 BET Award for “Best New Artist” is also slated to take the stage. Chance The Rapper, DaBaby, and YBN Cordae have all released albums this year and will also perform during the 2019 Hip Hop Awards.
Presenters for the evening will include R&B superstar, Teyana Taylor, and Academy Award-nominated actor and star of “Queen & Slim,” Daniel Kaluuya. For the first time, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” will air a live battle rap session, hosted by Ultimate Rap League founder Smack featuring noted battle rappers DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top, and Shotgun Suge. DJ Holiday will serve as the official announcer and house DJ for the duration of the event.
The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards will premiere on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8:00 PM.