Kendrick Lamar has come back with a vengeance, cleaning up at the BET Hip Hop Awards with 4 awards, more than any other nominated artist of the night.
The award show was held on October 3rd at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta and was televised this Tuesday, October 10th. It’s attendees as well as those who tuned into the broadcast last night got to see Kendrick make history.
The Compton rapper won in each category that he was nominated for, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Video Director of the Year with Dave Free. The BET Hip Hop Awards are no new feat for Kendrick, but this year he created a new record of being the first rapper to win the Hip Hop Artist of the Year award three times. This year’s awards also mark the ninth time that Kendrick has won Lyricist of the Year.
His accolades continued, as he tied with Kanye and Jay-Z for the most Best Live Performer Awards with four awards and became the first director to win back-to-back Video Director of the Year awards since Hype Williams from 2009-2012. Kendrick won his awards thanks to his incredibly successful ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ album from 2022 along with its accompanying tour, two music videos for “Count Me Out” and “Rich Spirit,” and his collaboration with Baby Keep on “The Hillbillies.”
Other winners of the night included Lil Uzi Vert, Drake & 21 Savage, Lil Durk & J. Cole, Ice Spice, Metro Boomin, Caresha Please, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Black Sherif.