2019 BET Hip Hop Awards

Hosted by comedian Lil Duval, the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards will premiere on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8:00 PM ET/PT.  Internationally, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 will simulcast live on BET Africa October 9, 2019, at 2:00 AM CAT, and premiere on BET UK on October 10, 2019, at 9 PM BST; BET France on October 10, 2019, at 8:45 PM CEST; and BET South Korea October 10, 2019, at 9:00 PM KST.

“I Am Hip Hop” Award

The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” has remained the most prominent hip hop showcase on television for over ten years with its powerful performances, iconic hip hop honorees and much-anticipated cyphers.  BET Networks announced the first lady of Bad Boy Records, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum rapper, singer, actress, and fashion icon, Lil Kim will receive the 2019 “I Am Hip Hop” Award.

In June 2018, Lil’ Kim received a proclamation from New York City and was honored by the New York City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC) as part of the annual African-American Music Appreciation Month in June 2018 for her contribution to hip hop. Now Lil’ Kim is gearing up to release her fifth studio album this fall.

Performers

The hottest night in hip hop is only getting started and returns to Atlanta  with confirmed performances by global superstars and Atlanta natives Offset and Lil Jon; “Houston Hottie” and official leader of the Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion;  fresh off the release of his 10th studio album Port of Miami 2, Rick Ross;  2019 “BET Awards” Best New Artist Winner,Lil Baby; in his first TV performance from his new  album Kirk,DaBaby; Chicago’s own, Chance The Rapper; winner of the “Masked Singer,” T-Pain; as well as Rapsody, YBN Cordae Ft. Anderson .Paak., Saweetie, KaMillion, and Tom. G.  

Presenters

Presenters for the evening will include R&B superstar, Teyana Taylor, and Academy Award-nominated actor and star of “Queen & Slim,”  Daniel KaluuyaFor the first time ever, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” will also include a live battle rap hosted by Ultimate Rap League founder Smack featuring noted battle rappers DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top, and Shotgun SugeDJ Holiday will also serve as the official announcer and house DJ for the evening. 

(Courtesy of BET)

Stay tuned as we will be providing media coverage on the Official Red Carpet