Despite the controversy surrounding ATL's own T.I., the BET Hip Hop Awards were taped this weekend at the Atlanta Civic Center with performances from Kanye West, Common, Busta Rhymes and Lil' Wayne, among others. Hosted by the pint-sized pimp Katt Williams, make sure you set your Tivos for Wednesday at 8 PM (EST).
Continue reading for this mega pic post with red carpet coverage [and foolishness] and shots from the show, the audience and backstage...it gets better I promise!
Ci-C- showed up in grand fashion, with the slickback and skin-tight, Cute! The shoes are to die for!
Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Dre | MC Lyte | Cassidy
Cee-Lo | Baby | Chamillionaire
Keyshia Cole | JD | LL Cool J
Lil' Mama | Melyssa Ford | Lauren Hill
Ne-Yo | Polow Da Don & Keri Hilson
Soulja Boy | Trina | Twista
Yung Joc | Hurricane Chris | Cupid
Tocarra | Aleesha Renee | Mychael Knight
Rich Boy | Nelly | Myclef Jean
'Ye performed "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life" but can I tell him something about those red sweatpants... This is when Alexis needs to step in.
Common preformed "Drivin' Me Wild" but can we pause and check out homegirl dancing with the leg up! wow...
Busta Rhymes performed "You Know What It Is" and "Hurt" in T.I.'s absence, and kicked off the "FREE T.I." movement at the close of the set...
Nelly had the school band theme going with his "Shorty, What Your Name Is" and "Go Lil Mama"
...and our good friend Weezy F. Baby [please say the Baby] who won the MVP Award performed "Gossip"
AUDIENCE & BACKSTAGE
Ah, look at Nelly and Ashanti all booed up...less cakin' and more working! Both of your singles are not working for me...
I'll give you one guess what she's laughing at! Theres a long list so you are bound to get one right...
Can we say...walking Shaq size Vans! Checkered patterns are not for you Cee-Lo!
Katt Williams hairdresser's Chi must have gone on strike [like mine!]...Life is hard when your Chi is broke!
B-O-O-S-I-E Boosie Badazz...Rep for the boot, I can't be too mad at ya! But clearly somethings never change, like that BR ramp...
Foolery - Extreme Foolishness Lagniappe - a lil' extra Fab Chic - Ultra-Stylish Fantabulous - Fantastic + Fabulous
F-A-B - Super Fabulosity NSFW - Not Safe For Work HAM - Hot Ass Mess B. Diddy - Baby Daddy Buffoonery - Idiotic Behavior
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