T.I. Wins Big At "BET Hip-Hop Awards"

ImageThe "BET Hip-Hop Awards" were taped in Atlanta, GA last night - and hometown hero T.I. grabbed several wins.

Since the awards aren't scheduled to air until Wednesday (November 15), a full list of winners has yet to be announced. However, it seems that the network made a good call holding the ceremony in Atlanta - since word is already out that A-town native T.I. picked up three awards. The Grand Hustle rapper won top honors for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Hip-Hop CD and MVP of the Year.

Hip-Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash was also honored during the ceremony with the I Am Hip Hop Icon award. According to New York's Daily News, the veteran DJ accepted his award by recognizing all the DJ's he's met, adding, "To get an award for my technological ability means a whole lot more than anything else I've accomplished in my life."

Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, The Game, Keyshia Cole, Remy Ma, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Jeezy, Jazzy Pha, B.G., Chamillionaire, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco and Nelly were among the many hip-hop celebrities present for last night's taping. The awards were hosted by funnyman Katt Williams who was released on bail Friday (November 10) just in time to hold down his duties as MC. Williams was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport Monday (November 6) when airport security officers discovered a weapon in his carry-on baggage.

The first ever "BET Hip-Hop Awards" will air on BET on Wednesday November 15th at 9 pm EST. A partial list of winners is listed below:

HIP -HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

T.I. - "What You Know"

ELEMENT AWARD: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jermaine Dupri:

"Control Myself" (LL Cool J f/ Jennifer Lopez)

"Fresh Azimiz Remix" (Bow Wow f/ Mike Jones)

"Pullin' Me Back" (Chingy f/ Tyrese)

HIP-HOP HUSTLER AWARD:

Jay-Z

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

Chamillionaire

ALLTEL WIRELESS PEOPLE'S CHAMP AWARD:

Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone - "Ridin'"

BEST LIVE PERFORMER:

Busta Rhymes

ELEMENT AWARD: LYRICIST OF THE YEAR:

Common

HIP-HOP MVP OF THE YEAR:

T.I.

"I AM HIP-HOP" ICON AWARD:

Grandmaster Flash

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