Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, actress, and fashion icon, Lil Kim will receive the “I Am Hip Hop” Award during BET’s 2019 Hip Hop Awards.
Lil Kim has more than earned her place among Hip Hop legends. The honor bestowed by BET annually to artists who have forever impacted the culture. For decades, Lil Kim has been heralded as a game-changer for women in Hip Hop and beyond. Her debut album Hard Core was certified double platinum, offering three consecutive hits: No Time, Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix) and Crush on You, all reaching top spots on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart.
Her music is only half of Lil Kim’s legacy. The fashions sported by Lil Kim offered a new, refreshing image of women artists. Her looks are still influencing new rappers today. Lil Kim also has acting talents, appearing in numerous films including, She’s All That, Zoolander, Juwanna Man, Gang of Roses and You Got Served.
For the first time ever, the Hip Hop Awards will feature a live rap battle featuring artists DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top, and Shotgun Suge. The BET Hip Hop awards highlight Hip Hop culture by celebrating the best and honoring living legends who paved the way. The show features performances, tributes, cyphers and more.