BET announced that performers for the 1st annual BET Hip-Hop Awards will include Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, The Game, T.I., Young Dro, Lil Wayne, Baby and Young Jeezy. Other participants include nominees Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, Jim Jones, Rhymefest, Sway, Papoose, DJ Scratch, DJ Drama, Saigon, and Styles P. The will be hosted by Katt Williams (Money Mike in Friday after Next) and air on November 15.
      To get hip-hop fans hyped for the show, BET aired “Tailgatin’: The Hip-Hop Awards Nomination Special” last week and on Sunday, November 12, BET will air a clip show featuring rapper cameos from Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Redman, Method Man, Murphy Lee and a host of others. Preceding the November 15 broadcast, will be the BET Hip-Hop Awards Black Carpet pre-show that will capture artist interviews as they arrive at the show. After the show, there will also be a post-show wrap-up. BET is now asking viewers to cast their votes now at BET for their favorite video to win the Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice).