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Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Lil Duval & YG Slay The Stage, Lil Wayne Still Best Rapper Alive, XXXTentacion & Mac Miller Remembered At 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards?

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Worthy Wednesday. It’s a day to celebrate hip-hop greatness SOHH why not get things going by looking at some of last night’s biggest BET Hip Hop Awards performances? Speaking of big moments, how about Lil Wayne having respect put on his name at the annual show? On a more somber note, did you feel the warmth of Mac Miller and XXXTentacion being remembered? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

1. Came Thru Drippin’

Last night’s BET Hip Hop Awards really lived up to the hype with some breathtaking performances. Everyone from Cardi B to A$AP Rocky and YG had their time to shine on the big stage. Peep ’em below:

Were you impressed? Is Cardi B slaying her competition? Is Lil Duval’s hit the low-key best record of the year? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Best Rapper Still Alive

Is there any doubt Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive? His track record speaks volumes but last night’s awards show made sure to celebrate his legacy. BET’s Twitter is on it:

Is Lil Wayne the true rap game goat? Who comes in second? Is Drake destined for this same type of respect? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Never Forget

It’s still shocking in just a few months hip-hop lost musicians XXXTentacion and Mac Miller. Last night’s show made sure to paint them in a positive light. BET’s Twitter has those moments:

Were you impressed? Did those words impact you? Did you shed a tear? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the scoop from your fave gossip sites.

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[Watch] The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers Featuring Vic Mensa, G Herbo, Casanova 2x, Nick Grant & More

When the BET Hip-Hop Awards roll around everyone’s attention immediately shifts to the cyphers of the show. This year the cyphers were met with controversy once it leaked that Vic Mensa had some choice words for XXXTentacion in his screen time, however, his skills were not the only ones that were on display.

This year’s cyphers included Nick Grant, Shawn Smith, Casanova 2x, G Herbo, Bri Steeves, Reason, Blocboy JB, Sharaya J and more. Check out each cypher below.

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Lil Wayne Receives ‘I Am Hip Hop’ Award at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

Last night the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards went down and had performances from Cardi B, T.I., Lil Baby and more, with winners including DJ Khaled, The Carters, XXXTentacion and more. The biggest honor of the night was handed to Lil Wayne as this year’s “I Am Hip Hop” recipient.

The award was presented by Bun B and DJ Khaled and Wayne were joined on stage by his mother and daughter. He provided an interesting story regarding a man named Uncle Bob who saved his life after a suicide attempt.

“There’s a man in New Orleans, his name is Uncle Bob. He came into an apartment one day. He bust in the door. Guns drawn—he saw nobody. He saw legs on the floor. It was my legs. He saw blood everywhere. Bunch of police hopped over me. He refused to do so. I never knew, I talked to him the other day, I never knew EMS was on the scene. He said EMS tried twice and they told him, ‘There’s nothing.’ He refused to let that die. He told his somebody, ‘Come drive this car. Forget a ambulance.’ He brought me to the hospital himself. He refused to wait, he kicked in the doors. He said, ‘You get whatever you gotta do and you make sure this child make it.’ Not only that, that day, Uncle Bob was a homicide detective. He was off on detail. He just heard the call and came. Not only did he refuse to sit, not only he give me to the doctors and leave, he refused to leave, he stayed and made sure that I made it.”

Uncle Bob now has two amputated legs and when Wayne asks what can he do for him, Bob only replies with wanting a job, not accepting any handouts. You can hear the passion of the story directly from Weezy F. Baby below.

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Watch the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2018 Cyphers

From Eminem’s 2017 anti-Trump freestyle to Kendrick Lamar’s 2013 Drake diss, the cyphers are always the highlight of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. And this year was no exception. While lacking the star power of past years, this year’s lineup included notable names like Vic Mensa, G Herbo, and BlocBoy JB, as well as rising MCs like Phora and Shawn Smith.

The ladies also showed out, with an all-female freestyle including Bri Steves, Sharaya J, Neelam Hakeem, and Chika, plus Erykah Badu, who played DJ and spit some bars.

But it was Vic Mensa who had everyone talking with his thinly-veiled XXXTentacion diss, which occurred during his cypher with G Herbo, Taylor Bennett, and Nick Grant. “Only time you bear arms is in a wifebeater, loser / Your favorite rapper’s a domestic abuser,” rapped Mensa, referencing the late XXXTentacion’s alleged abuse. “I don’t respect ni**as posthumously / Homicide ain’t new to me.”

XXX’s mother Cleopatra Bernard was in the audience when the cypher first aired, which didn’t sit well with many in attendance. Mensa later took to social media to address his controversial comments.

“I had no idea a grieving mother would be in the audience to honor her lost son,” he said. “I never intended to disrespect her and I offer my deepest condolences for her loss at the hands of gun violence.”

But he didn’t back down from his original comments. “I vehemently reject the trend in hip-hop of championing abusers and I will not hold my tongue about it,” he continued. “I don’t give a fuck about getting attention. I care about bringing awareness and holding people accountable for their actions.”

Watch Vic’s controversial bars and the rest of the 2018 cyphers below.

Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, & T.I. Perform at BET Hip-Hop Awards

From Cardi B to YG, some of hip-hop’s biggest stars descended upon Miami for the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2018, which were taped earlier this month and aired on Tuesday (Oct. 16) from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

Lil Pump opened the two-hour show with a performance of “Esskeetit” and brought out Gucci Mane for their collaboration “Kept Back,” capping things off with “Gucci Gang.”

Going into the night with 10 nominations, Cardi B took over LIV nightclub for a performance of her Invasion of Privacy song “Get Up 10.” She was also joined by Pardison Fontaine for their collaboration “Backin’ It Up.” As she twerked on the floor, Kulture’s mom showed off her post-baby body before confetti rained down on stage.

YG brought Kamp Drip to the BET Hip-Hop Awards, performing his Stay Dangerous anthem “Handgun.” Emerging from a U.S. Army Jeep in red and black camo and his signature red headband, the Bompton spitter lead his Drip squad before A$AP Rocky joined him onstage.

The King of the South, T.I., also ruled the stage with a performance of his Dime Trap single “Wraith” with a Gucci-clad Yo Gotti. He then brought Mexico to Miami for the Bangladesh-produced “Jefe” featuring a female Mariachi band and flamenco dancers.

Fresh off the release of their joint album Drip Harder, Lil Baby and Gunna teamed up for a medley of hits. Baby opened the set with his Drake-assisted hit “Yes Indeed,” while Gunna performed his Travis Scott collaboration “Yosemite.” For the finale, they turned the stage into a runway while performing “Drip Too Hard,” surrounded by lingerie-clad models.

In addition to the performances, the late XXXTentacion received the Best New Hip-Hop Artist award. His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, accepted on his behalf. “I am honored to accept this award on his behalf,” she said while fighting back tears. “I want to thank his fans for their undying love and support. Jah, this one’s for you, baby.”

The legendary Lil Wayne was honored with the I Am Hip-Hop award and received a star-studded video tribute featuring some of his peers including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, and Kendrick Lamar. “I respect greatness. Wayne has longevity and he’s still here doing it,” said K-Dot.

Vic Mensa Clarifies XXXTentacion BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Bars, Apologizes To Rapper’s Mom

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Vic Mensa caught the ire from fans of XXXTentacion after his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher bars took aim at the late rapper. The Chicago artist clarifies why he made the jab, but also apologized to XXXTentacion’s mother, who was in attendance to accept the Best New Artist award on her son’s behalf.

The exact lines said at this weekend’s taping of the awards show in Miami aren’t exactly known but what has some critics lashing out was the fact that Cleopatra Bernard, XXX’s mother, was there to hear the offending lyrics. DJ Scheme took to Twitter to speak on some of Mensa’s content and was especially heated in subsequent tweets.

“yo bro how u gone say ‘Your favorite rapper is an abuser’ and then follow it with a line saying ‘some sh*t X some sh*t so I won’t live long’ u can deny it but everyone who was there heard that sh*t,” Scheme tweeted.

Via Instagram, Mensa posted a video saying that he stands on the side of women and victims of domestic abuse while taking time to acknowledge Ms. Bernard.

“Protect women. Domestic & sexual abuse are not excusable because you have talent or you are troubled. With that said I was not aware his mother would be in attendance & I offer her my deepest condolences,” the caption read.

Watch Vic Mensa’s Instagram video below.

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Joe Budden Comes Out of Rap Retirement for 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Joe Budden officially announced his rap retirement earlier this year. The rapper turned media personality participated in this year’s BET Hip Hop cypher and it was quite a surprise.

The cypher was introduced by Eminem, who ripped President Donald Trump to shreds during last year’s cypher and dissed Budden on his latest project, Kamikaze. But don’t hold your breath expecting for him to spit some bars.

Although Joe Budden didn’t respond to Em’s diss during the cypher, it was refreshing to hear him considering that he hasn’t released any new music in about three years.

Don’t miss the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 16th.

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Late Rapper XXXTentacion Wins “Best New Artist” At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

3rd man sought in connection with fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion is in custody

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Back in June, news of XXXTentacion‘s murder shocked music fans all over the nation. The troubled Florida rapper was on the rise to stardom when he was robbed and gunned down in the driver’s seat of his own car.

Now, in a posthumous honor, XXXTentacion beat out Lil Baby, Rich The Kid, Juice WRLD, and Blocboy JB in the “Best New Artist” category at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. His mother, lawyer, and former manager accepted the honor on his behalf and were met with applause from the audience.

MadeinTYO tweeted:

Meanwhile, Vic Mensa has been accused of dissing the late musician during the show’s taping over the weekend…and he’s not denying it, nor is he backing down. South Florida’s DJ Scheme hit Twitter to blast Mensa:

The Chicago rapper hit back with:

In 2016, XXXTentacion was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering—just one of many violent cases involving the young star. Get details on his victim’s testimony here.

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will air on October 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Will you be tuning in?

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Vic Mensa Disses XXXTentacion at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Vic Mensa participated in the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, and you might think he went too far about his comments in regards to XXXTentacion.

As per DJ Scheme, Vic Mensa tackled the late rapper during the cypher. “Yo bro how u gone say ‘Your favorite rapper is an abuser’ and then follow it with a line saying ‘some shit X some shit so I won’t live long’ u can deny it but everyone who was there heard that shit,” he wrote on Twitter.

Considering that X’s family was in participation (and Scheme’s very own closeness to X), it’s anything but difficult to perceive how he could feel that making a punchline out of the late rapper was over the line. Mensa has not reacted to the tweets.

On a lighter note, the late rapper’s essence was also felt when his mother took home his award for the Best New Artist.

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XXXTentacion was Posthomously Awarded Best New Artist at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

While XXXTentacion passed away in the Summer, it’s apparent that we’ll be talking about his brief but influential career for a while. The BET Hip-Hop Awards recognized the questionable rapper by awarding him Best New Artist.

A video from inside The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater demonstrates X’s mom Cleopatra Bernard accepting the honor on her late son’s behalf. She was joined by X’s manager, Solomon Sounds, and his lawyer, Bob Celestin. The “Moonlight” rapper beat out Rich The Kid, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby and Drake co-signed Blocboy JB for the award.

The honor wasn’t the only time that X’s essence was felt in the room. As per DJ Scheme, Vic Mensa tackled the late rapper during the cypher.

“Yo bro how u gone say ‘Your favorite rapper is an abuser’ and then follow it with a line saying ‘some shit X some shit so I won’t live long’ u can deny it but everyone who was there heard that shit,” he wrote on Twitter.

Considering that X’s family was in participation (and Scheme’s very own closeness to X), it’s anything but difficult to perceive how he could feel that making a punchline out of the late rapper was over the line. Mensa has not reacted to the tweets.

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