2012 BET Hip Hop Awards: The Winners

When the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards were taped on September 29, the focus was on the backstage brawls between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, and between Gunplay and 50 Cent‘s G-Unit. But the awards aired Tuesday night (October 9) and we can finally talk about the winners. Namely, Kanye West, who led the field with seven awards (including CD of the Year for Watch The Throne), even though he didn’t attend the show. (With 14 nominations, we were actually expecting Kanye to snatch up even more hardware.)

2 Chainz was next in line with four awards, including Rookie of the Year. Even DJ Khaled won something, even though we’re still not sure what he does beyond yell his own name on other people’s tracks. Check out the full list of winners below.

CD OF THE YEAR:
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), Watch The Throne

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Kanye West

MVP OF THE YEAR:
Rick Ross

TRACK OF THE YEAR:
The Throne, “Niggas In Paris”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
Drake featuring Lil Wayne, “HYFR”

REESE’S PERFECT COMBO AWARD:
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T, “Mercy”

BEST LIVE PERFORMER:
The Throne

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR:
Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
Hype Williams

DJ OF THE YEAR:
DJ Khaled

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
2 Chainz

MADE YOU LOOK AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP STYLE):
Kanye West

BEST CLUB BANGER:
The Throne, “Niggas in Paris”

BEST MIXTAPE:
Meek Mill, Dreamchasers 2

BEST FEATURED VERSE:
2 Chainz, “Mercy”

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR:
Jay-Z

IMPACT TRACK:
Nas, “Daughters”

PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD:
2 Chainz featuring Drake, “No Lie”

BEST HIP-HOP ONLINE SITE:
WorldstarHipHop.com

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