WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

BET Announces The Host, Presenters, And Performers For The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Hip hop’s biggest night out is set to be a star-studded extravaganza.

Hip hop’s biggest night out is set to be a star-studded extravaganza, much like we expected! 

Airing Tuesday, October 5, BET Networks just announced the fun-filled lineup for the 16th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards, which includes hosts 85 South (consisting of comedians DC Young FlyKarlous Miller, and Chico Bean). We’re sure the dynamic trio is set to turn the party out for the second year in a row. 

TrinaRemy MaJermaine Dupri, and Tank are all slated to take the stage as presenters for the nominees. While Young ThugGunnaBiaLil JonBaby Keem, and Isaiah Rashad are planned to rock the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage with memorable performances. 

RELATED | 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards: BET Announces This Year's Nominees

Rapper and philanthropist, Nelly will receive the 2021 I Am Hip Hop Award. “I am honored to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award,” the honoree previously said. 

RELATED | Nelly Is This Year's I Am Hip Hop Winner

Additionally, rap legend Big Daddy Kane will pay special tribute to the late Biz Markie

“We’re excited to once again celebrate all of the many talented artists who have made an undeniable impact on music this past year,” shares Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. 

We’re ecstatic to celebrate hip hop culture and best believe we’ll be partaking in the fun by joining in the conversation using #HipHopAwards—we encourage you to do the same! Watch Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 9 PM EST/PT on BET.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.