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J. Cole was the big winner of the evening at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019, as he took home lyricist of the year, best featured verse and impact track. Cardi B scored two wins for best hip-hop style and best hip-hop video for "Money." Travis Scott took home his first win with album of the year and video director of the year. Lil Nas X also took two wins for single of the year and best collaboration for his record-breaking single "Old Town Road."
Hosted by comedian Lil Duval for an Oct. 5 tapping, the ceremony aired Tuesday, Oct. 8 on BET Networks. Lil' Kim received the 2019 "I Am Hip Hop" honor, performing a medley of her hits, and was joined by Junior Mafia. Other performances of the evening included Megan Thee Stallion, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, Offset, T-Pain, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Lil Jon, Rapsody, YBN Cordae, Anderson .Paak, Saweetie, Kamillion and Tom. G.
The evening's presenters included R&B singer Teyana Taylor, and Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya. The 2019 Hip Hop Awards debuted a live battle rap between rapper DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top and Shotgun Suge, with DNA winning a $25,000 cash prize.
A complete list of winners follows.
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