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(AllHipHop Features) It’s to no surprise that in it’s 14th year, the BET Hip Hop Awards has remained the prominent Hip Hop platform on television as it continues to celebrate the culture’s legends, deliver electrifying performances, and give memorable cyphers.
This year, Hip Hop fans celebrated as the biggest night in the genre returned to Atlanta, Georgia.
The host of the evening, comedian-turned-singer, Lil Duval, took us to Florida with all the shenanigans during his performance of “City Boy”. The performance was both intriguing and entertaining as it featured twerking, bonnets, and a wild wheel chair ride.
Megan Thee Stallion did an opening number that featured her summer smash, “Hot Girl Summer” as well as a performance of “Cash Sh*t” with Da Baby.
Saweetie paid homage to Petey Pablo as she was joined on stage by the North Carolina star as they performed an epic mash up of “My Type” and “Freek A Leek” (which the former samples).
Rapsody performed an ode to black women with her performance of “Nina”.
Rick Ross brought out T-Pain as he took Hip Hop fans down memory lane and performed a medley of his hits including their collaboration, “The Boss”.
Da Baby stayed busy throughout the night as he also performed “Babysitter” with Offset and “Baby” with Lil Baby.
Chance The Rapper fans were probably expecting “Hot Shower”, but what they received was a chance to witness Chance’s love and devotion to his wife with his performance of “Sun Come Down.”
Before all of the show action, AllHipHop got a chance to chat with Blac Youngsta about his forthcoming album, street law, Tekashi 6ix9ine, and the night’s honoree, Lil Kim.
AllHipHop: Blac Youngsta, what are you working on currently?
Blac Youngsta: I got my album. I’ve been working on my album for about a year now and two months. Like I was telling her; I like making long and forever lasting music. I don’t like rushing things out. Nowadays my peers are coming so fast. They are coming faster and faster. The difference between them and me is they’re doing music; I’m doing business. So I just like taking my time with the sh*t.
AllHipHop: A lot of people live by an honor code, by street law. How do you feel about the whole Tekashi 6ix9ine situation?
Blac Youngsta: I mean I feel like if everything I’ve been hearing is true, I ain’t f*cking with it. I come from the streets. You could shoot my MF…. you could kill one of my homeboys in front of me, and I wouldn’t even tell you who did it. That’s where I come from. Them my rules, my laws, but he probably comes from somewhere else and those are his laws. His business is his business, my business is my business.
AllHipHop: Lil Kim is being honored. What’s your favorite Lil Kim feature, record, or Lil Kim moment?
Blac Youngsta: I don’t know the exact song, but I do love Lil Kim. I feel like she’s amazing. I feel like she’s freaky. I always use to wonder when I would hear her music was she really freaky like that, or was she just talking.