Russell Simmons Gets Surprised With An Award During BET Weekend

(AllHipHop News) Rap mogul Russell Simmons received a special honor during the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

The Hip-Hop legend was honored by Joi Pitts, the SVP of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records during her 2nd annual invite-only Culture Creators brunch.

It was attended by some of the biggest and most notable people in music.

On Saturday, over 200 of the industry’s hardest workers gather together for the Culture Creators celebrity brunch, where Simmons was surprised by Kevin Liles, who presented him with an Icon Award.

Other notables honored during the brunc included Angela Rye, Charlamagne Tha God, D-Nice, Misa Hylton and Google’s Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Tiffany Hasbourne speaks during Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Misa Hylton speaks during Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Angela Rye speaks at Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Laz Alonso attends Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Tiffany Haddish speaks at Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Charlamagne tha God poses with his award at Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Music Executive Kevin Liles speaks during the Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Music Mogul Russell Simmons receives the Icon Award at the Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 24: Music Mogul Russell Simmons speaks at the Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

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