Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards went on without a hitch and brought performances from some of the City Girls, Burna Boy and Chris Martin, Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, and Ty Dolla $ign came together for “Body Language” while Mulatto and Gucci Mane collided for a down south medley. Lil Baby and 42 Dugg opened things up with “We Paid” while Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz closed the show with “Money Maker.”
Megan Thee Stallion took home three wins, including “Savage (Remix)” with Beyoncé as well as Hustler of the Year and Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Best Duo Or Group went to Young Thug and Chris Brown, Hip Hop Album of the Year was snagged by Roddy Ricch for Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Lil Baby won Impact Track for “The Bigger Picture,” and Drake and Future can celebrate winning Best Hip Hop Video for “Life is Good.” Pop Smoke won for best new hip hop artist. The show closed with a surprise appearance from Sen. Kamala Harris.