“I Am Am Hip-Hop” Icon, Rakim/Photo Credit: O.P.M Photography/Moses Robinson

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The 7th Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards were held at the Atlanta Civic Center this past Saturday night.  Although, there have been a number of reports about gunshots and backstage brawls between Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and 50Cent’s camps, BET is confirming that the show went on without a hitch.

So, here are a few of the evening’s highlights…

A tribute to the life and legacy of hip-hop mogul Chris Lightly, who passed away last month, was conducted by rap legend LL Cool J along with performances from Q-Tip, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and 50 Cent.

Other performers throughout the evening included B.O.B, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz and Future.

Atlanta’s own, T.I. presenting the “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” award to the legendary Rakim while rising star, 2 Chainz walked away with the “People’s Choice Award” and Kendrick Lamar won the “Lyricist of the Year.”

The show will air on October 9 on BET.

Check out some of these photos…

 Busta Rhymes

Devyne Stephens, Akon, Love and Hip Hop ATL’s  Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J.

Christopher Reid of Kid-n-Play

 Fat Joe

 Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Lil Scrappy

Uncle Luke

Young Jeezy and Diddy

 Machine Gun Kelly and Diddy





 Comedian Tony Rock

“King of the South” T.I.


Photography Credit/O.P.M Photography – Moses Robinson