BET Hip Hop Awards 2021: How To Watch, Nominees, And Who’s Performing

Tune in to BET and celebrate the best in hip hop.

The 16th annual BET Hip Hop Awards are here! 

Shot in Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, the biggest night in hip hop offically airs at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and is jammed-packed with talent for what is set to be a fun-filled night. 

This year's show is hosted by The 85 South Show (Karlous MillerDC Young Fly and Chico Bean) and will deliver unforgettable performances, cyphers, and tributes honoring hip-hop powerhouses, including Nelly, Tyler, The Creator, Tobe Nwigwe featuring Fat, Bia with Lil Jon, Young Thug and Gunna, Latto, Paul Wall, Baby Keem, Isaiah Rashad featuring Kal Banks and Doechii. 

This year's presenters include: Trina, Remy MaJermaine Dupri and LL Cool J.

Not to mention, the cyphers wil be lit, and will include: Rico Nasty, Tierra Wack, Smino, Grip, D Smoke, Sleepy Hallow, Fivio Foreign, Erica Banks, Kidd Ken, Lakeyah, Toosii and Symba

Also, for the first time ever, Global entertainment icon, 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL Cool J will present the first-ever “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” to Grammy-Award winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur and four-time “BET Hip Hop Awards” nominee Tyler, The Creator

Additionally, BET Networks just announced the longest-running rap show, Rap City '21, is returning with a special edition of the program just for the Hip Hop Awards stage. Hosted by Big Tigger, the one-hour segment is set to premiere Tuesday, October 5 at 8 PM ET, one hour before the ceremony, featuring performances from Jermaine Dupri, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat Joe, Jeezy, DJ Drama and many more. 

2021 has been an amazing year in hip hop thusfar, which means there's alot to look forward to at the upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards 2021

How to watch the BET Hip Hop Awards 2021:

Date: Tuesday, October 5 

Time: at 9 PM ET/PT 

Location: Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA

On TV: BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2. Check your local TV listings.

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