BET held a virtual version of its annual Hip Hop Awards last night (October 27, 2020) with a line up of great performances filmed in various location to accommodate the need for social distancing.
Among the women, Megan thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) dominated awards, taking home trophies for Hustler of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration for her single “Savage (Remix) with Beyoncé (real name Beyoncé Knowles Carter).
For her contributions to Megan’s song, Beyoncé took home the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse award, while North Carolina’s own Rapsody (real name Marlanna Evans) was awarded Lyricist of the Year.
Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch (real name Rodrick Moore) took home the show’s top awards, winning Song of the Year for “The Box” and Album of the Year for Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.
Very much on the rise, Mulatto (real name Alyssa Stephens) also injected the event with energy through her performance of “B****h From Da Souf” and was joined by featured artist Gucci Mane (real name Radric Davis) for her single “Muwop.”
The always popular Ladies First Cypher performance featured an r&b powerhouses quartet made up of Brandy, Erykah Badu, H.E.R. and Teyana Talor, who dug into the crates to create a freestyle tribute to Brandy’s 1994 chart topper “I Wanna Be Down.”
The song selection was appropriate, reflecting Brandy’s big return to the spotlight along with Monica in a well-received September VERZUZ event.
Check out the City Girls and Ladies First Cypher below.