The BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night (October 11) on BET and provided its fair share of highlights. From T.I. taking the stage with Young Jeezy for Tip's first appearance since coming from prison; to a surprise closing medley from Heavy D, the show had several unexpected twists.
Chiefly, R&B singer Chris Brown was among the night's big winners. Breezy has forayed into more hip hop-centric territory as of late, and picked up three awards over the course of the evening. He even made a pre-taped appearance in one of the show's famed Cyphers.
And the Cyphers were especially memorable, with everyone from 2 Chainz to B.o.B. to Lady of Rage to Eminem to Busta Rhymes to Yelawolf to TechN9ne showcasing their skills.
Lil Wayne took home awards for Best Live Performer and Best Lyricist; while Nicki Minaj nabbed the MVP of the Year Award.