Ludacris Receives Top Honor at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Chris Brown, Zendaya and DJ Mustard among the night's winners. 

Posted: 08/25/2014 02:45 PM EDT
Ludacris

Ludarcris went home with the top honor at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Friday (Aug. 22) held at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The rapper received the President's Award, commemorating his songwriting achievements and global impact on culture and entertainment.  

Before launching into a short performance of his rap catalog, Luda thanked BMI for awarding his musical achievements, despite a four-year delay since his last album. "That's a lot of faith right there because I'm 'bout to get right back to the music," said the rapper/actor. "It's my first love and what got me here in the fist place."

Later in the speech, he thanked mom, Roberta Shields, and girlfriend, Eudoxie Agnan. "My entire theme for the night really is all about the team," Luda explained. "Nobody can do it by themselves, it's really the people that's behind you and the strong foundation that you have is extremely important."

The performing rights organziation gathered a mixture of artists, songwriters and producers for its annual show, celebrating the most-performed hip hop and R&B songs from the previous year. Other winners of the night included Chris Brown, Zendaya, Tiara Thomas and DJ Mustard, who won for Producer of the Year.  

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