Written by | Ray Cornelius
I had the distinct pleasure of covering the SPRITE Green Carpet today for the 10th Annual BET “Hip Hop Awards.” The VIP event was taped this afternoon at Atlanta’s uberstylish Cobb Energy Centre and will premiere October 4 at 8 p.m. The show is hosted by BET “Hip Hop Award” nominee DJ Khaled along with DJ Holiday as the House DJ and Atlanta’s own DJ Drama as the House Announcer.
The BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that has changed the world while highlighting exceptional artists in the music genre. Year after year, the BET Networks have hosted the industry’s top artists for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends.
Performers who walked the SPRITE Green Carpet included T.I., Big K.R.I.T., 21 Savage, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Desiigner, Gucci Mane, OT Genasis, Lecrae, Big Baby D.R.A.M. and Dae Dae. Nominees that were also spotted included Fat Joe, Lil Uzi Vert, Gregory Watkins, Remy Ma, Sir the Baptist and Benny Boom.
The SPRITE Green Carpet also featured a number of Cypher performers including Sway, Empire‘s Bre-Z, 3d Na’Tee, Dave East, Consequences, Miss Jade, Kent Jones and John John Da Don. “Dope” actor Shameik Moore and Demetrius Shipp Jr., star of the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me,” were also in attendance.
Other hip hop stars who rocked the carpet included Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, The Dream, Fonzworth Bentley, Big Tigger, Kxng Crooked, DC Young Fly and Blac Youngsta. “Love and Hip Hop” stars Yandy Smith and PreMadonna added some #BlackGirlMagic while fan favorites Cardi B. and Erica Mena provided a lot of “eye candy.” However, the highlight of the day was seeing Snoop Dogg walked the carpet with his father and son. The legendary West Coast rapper is the recipient of this year’s coveted “I AM Hip Hop Award” and is being recognized for his global influence in hip hop and for paving the way for the next generation of artists.
See more SPRITE Green Carpet photos below and stay tuned for the list of winners and a show recap!!
Busta Rhymes with Aaron Cook$
Young Thug with his guest
Big K.R.I.T. and guest
DJ Holiday giving kisses to his future child
Sway and “The Morning Show Crew” with 3D Na’Tee
Snoop Dogg talking to BET Music
Big Tigger with DC Young Fly
John John Da Don
Gucci Mann with Keyshia Ka’oir
The cast from BET Centric’s “My Current Situation”
Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Alexis Smith from BET Centric’s “My Current Situation”
DJ Khaled talking to DISH NATION
Consequences with his son
The cast of BET’s new reality series “Hustle & Blow”
Jidenna talking to BET Music
Big Baby D.R.A.M. and his guest
Myles “Millyz” Lockwood
The SPRITE Green Carpet was #LIT!
Desiinger with guest
DJ Drama with guests
Fat Joe and Remy Ma
BET’s President of Programming Stephen Hill
YAY! My RayConrelius.com placement on the SPRITE Green Carpet
Thanks BET for the opportunity!
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