(AllHipHop News) Every year BET brings together groups of emcees to showcase their lyrical abilities at the Hip Hop Awards. The 2018 edition was surrounded by controversy over Vic Mensa allegedly dissing deceased musician XXXTentacion.
The Chicago representative's lyrics supposedly directed at XXX were widely covered before the broadcast, but portions of Vic's verse were edited out for the televised version. Mensa was joined by G Herbo, Taylor Bennett, and Nick Grant.
Other cyphers featured BlocBoy JB, YBN Cordae, Casanova, Shawn Smith, and more. Bri Steves, Sharaya J, Neelam Hakeem, and Chika took part in an all-female cypher with Erykah Badu rapping and deejaying.