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Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa Win Big at 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa
Stephen Lovekin / Kevin Winter (2), Getty Images

The sixth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, offering an impressive array of performances from the old school (including a show-closing medley from Heavy D) and the new (Wiz Khalifa delivering a high-energy rendition of ‘Taylor Gang’).

Of course, plenty of honors were handed out along the way. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes led the night with five and four awards, respectively, while Nicki Minaj took home MVP of the Year and Kanye West won CD of the Year for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’ 

The ceremony also boasted appearances by DMX and Swizz Beatz, Big Sean, Roscoe Dash, Rick Ross, Wale, and T.I., who took the stage to perform ‘F.A.M.E.’ with Young Jeezy. Arguably the top honor of the night belonged to LL Cool J, who accepted the I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award.

Comedian Mike Epps hosted the awards, which were taped earlier in the month.

2011 BET Hip-Hop Award Winners:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean, ‘My Last’ Feat. Chris Brown
Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes — WINNER!
DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Eminem, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ Feat. Rihanna
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD of the Year
Big Sean, ‘Finally Famous’
Lupe Fiasco, ‘LASERS’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Pink Friday’
Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ — WINNER!
Wiz Khalifa, ‘Rolling Papers’

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled — WINNER!
DJ Prostyle

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

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

Best Hip Hop Online Site
All Hip Hop.com
Bossip.com
Nah Right.com
Rap Radar.com
World Star Hip Hop.com — WINNER!

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

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T., ‘Return of 4Eva’
B.o.B, ‘No Genre’
J. Cole, ‘Friday Night Lights’ — WINNER!
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) — WINNER!
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 — WINNER!
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes — WINNER!
Lil Wayne, ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ Feat. Cory Gunz
Nicki Minaj, ‘Moment 4 Life’ Feat. Drake
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna
Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’

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