Kendrick Lamar topped the list of winners at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, picking up six awards including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
Drake followed with three wins, EarthGang won for Best Duo or Group, Latto scored Song of the Year for “Big Energy,” and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” picked up the award for Impact Track.
Trina received the previously announced “I Am Hip Hop” award, and the show included an all-star tribute to Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind. The tribute featured David Banner with Lil’ Flip, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep with Lil’ Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma and Fat Joe, Three 6 Mafia and Wu-Tang Clan.
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Fat Joe hosted this year’s awards from The Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, with the show premiering Tuesday, Oct. 4 on BET, BET Her, MTV2, and VH1.
Below is the full list of BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 winners:
HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KENDRICK LAMAR – MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS
SONG OF THE YEAR
LATTO – BIG ENERGY
HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
KENDRICK LAMAR & BABY KEEM – FAMILY TIES
BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST
FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS – WAIT FOR U
BEST DUO OR GROUP
BEST LIVE PERFORMER
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE
DJ OF THE YEAR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM
CARESHA PLEASE & DRINK CHAMPS (TIE)
SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
DRAKE – WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS) & CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE) (TIE)
LIZZO – ABOUT DAMN TIME