Kanye, Common, T.I. Cop Multiple Wins at BET Awards

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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
      The BET Hip-Hop Awards were held in Atlanta on Saturday and the winners of the awards all around may satisfy even the most purist hip-hopper. Common walked away with the coveted Lyricist of the Year Award and CD of the Year, which he tied with T.I. Kanye West doesn’t have much to complain about since he won the award for Best Live Performance and Best Video for “Stronger.” KRS was also honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” Award.
      Even the kids were represented at the show with Soulja Boy’s “Crank Dat” won Best Dance and the Track of the Year was won by Shop Boyz for “Party Like a Rock Star.” Lil Wayne also won multiple awards with MVP of the Year and People’s Champ for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” with Birdman. The award show will air on Wednesday night on BET with performances from Kanye, Nelly, Ludacris, Lil Wayne and others. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Collabo: UGK featuring Outkast, “International Players Anthem”

Best Movie: “Stomp The Yard”

Best Dance: “Crank Dat Soulja Boy,” Soulja Boy

Lyricist of the Year: Common

Video Director of the Year: Part-time Atlantan Hype Williams

Track of the Year: “Party Like a Rockstar,” Shop Boyz

CD of the Year: Common, “Finding Forever,” and T.I., “T.I. vs. T.I.P.”

Best U.K. Hip-Hop Act: Kano

Best Live Performance: Kanye West

Producer of the Year: Timbaland

MVP: Lil Wayne

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Hustler of the Year: 50 Cent

Best Ringtone: “Big Things Poppin,’ ” T.I.

People’s Champ: “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Birdman and Lil Wayne

Best Video: “Stronger,” Kanye West


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