2011 BET Awards Winners Announced

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown take top honors - check out the full list of winners!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

The 6th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, was broadcast on Tuesday night, with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown winning top honors of the night.  Hosted by comedian Mike Epps, the event featured a number of impressive cypher performances and appearances from such big stars as Swizz Beatz, T.I., Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu and Eminem. 

Wayne grabbed Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year, beating out Busta, Cee-Lo Green, Jay-Z and Kanye West in the former, and pushed aside Hova, Kanye, Rick Ross and Minaj in the latter. 

Brown's collaboration with Weezy and Busta Rhymes in a song called "Look at Me Now" won Best Hip-Hop Video, Reese's Perfect Combo Award, and Verizon People's Champ Award. Additionally, the verses rapped by Busta in the track were named Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse. 

Nicki Minaj held her own, with The Young Money femcee claiming MVP of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award. Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa earned two kudos. The rapper, who is vying for New Artist of the Year at 2011 American Music Awards, walked home as a Rookie of the Year, and scored Track of the Year through his breakthrough single (and winner for most inane hit in the history of the universe) "Black and Yellow". 

Kanye and Jay-Z didn't leave empty-handed, of course. The Throne collaborators claimed one prize each, with Kanye winning CD of the Year for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Jay-Z winning Hustler of the Year title. 

Additionally, special honoree of the night was LL Cool J, who was saluted with "I Am Hip-Hop" Icon Award.

Check out the full list of winners below.

 

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown – My Last
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Eminem Feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All Of The Lights

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Ludacris & Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Lupe Fiasco Feat. Trey Songz – Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year
6 Foot 7 Foot – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz)
Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
My Last – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown)

CD of the Year
Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – LASERS
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide Feat. Future – Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T. – Return Of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year
Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All of The Lights
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow