BET Hip Hop Awards 2018: The winners list

Cardi B was the big winner at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards.The reality star-turned-rapper took home...

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 12:28 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 12:28 PM

Cardi B was the big winner at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards.

The reality star-turned-rapper took home four awards, including MVP of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award for best hip hop style.

Arts and entertainment

Awards and prizes

BET Awards

Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade

Cardi B


Donald Glover


Entertainment and arts awards

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Wayne

Media industry


Music and dance

Music awards

Music industry

Musical styles

Nicki Minaj

Rap and hip-hop music

It was also a good night for The Carters, better known as rapper Jay-Z and his wife, pop star Beyoncé. They took home awards for album of the year and best collaboration, duo or group.

Rapper Lil Wayne received the "I Am Hip Hop" award. And rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in June in an apparent robbery, won a posthumous award for Best New Hip Hop Artist.

Hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, the awards show was held earlier this month at the Fillmore Miami Beach in Florida but not broadcast until Tuesday night.

The following is a list of the nominees, with the winners indicated with a *WINNER:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" *WINNER

Drake - "God's Plan"

Kendrick Lamar -- "Loyalty" feat. Rihanna

Migos - "Walk It Talk It" feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Childish Gambino


Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

Album of the Year

Cardi B - "Invasion of Privacy"

Drake - "Scorpion"

J. Cole - "KOD"

Migos - "Culture II"

The Carters - "Everything Is Love" *WINNER

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers & The Little Homies

Director X

Eif Rivera

Hiro Murai

Karena Evans *WINNER

Lyricist of the Year

Childish Gambino


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

Travis Scott

MVP of the Year


Childish Gambino


J. Cole

Travis Scott

Producer of the Year

Ben Billions

DJ Esco

DJ Mustard

Metro Boomin

Pharrell Williams *WINNER

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

21 Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin - "Ric Flair Drip"

Blocboy JB - "Look Alive" feat. Drake

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Post Malone -- "Rockstar" feat. 21 Savage

The Carters -- "Apes**t" *WINNER

Single of the Year

"Apesh*t" - Produced by Pharrell (The Carters) *WINNER

"God's Plan" - Produced by Cardo, Young Exclusive and Boi-1da (Drake)

"I Like It" - Produced by Craig Kallman, JWhiteDidIt and Tainy (Cardi B Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

"Nice for What" - Produced by Murda Beatz (Drake)

"This Is America" - Produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best New Hip Hop Artist

Blocboy JB

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Rich the Kid

XXXTentacion *WINNER

Best Mixtape

BlocBoy JB - Simi *WINNER

Future - Beast Mode 2

Juicy J -- Shut Da F* Up

Lil Wayne - Dedication 6: Reloaded

Zoey Dollaz - Sorry Not Sorry

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage - "Bartier Cardi" (Cardi B feat. 21 Savage)

Cardi B - "Motorsport" (Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj) *WINNER

Drake - "Look Alive" (Blocboy JB feat. Drake)

Kendrick Lamar - "New Freezer" (Rich the Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Nicki Minaj - "Big Bank" (YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" *WINNER

Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges - "Liberated"

Lecrae - "I'll Find You" feat. Tori Kelly

Meek Mill -- "Stay Woke" feat. Miguel

N.E.R.D - "1,000" feat. Future

DJ of the Year

Calvin Harris

DJ Envy

DJ Drama


DJ Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)



Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App



Hot New Hip Hop

Worldstar *WINNER


Hustler of the Year


DJ Khaled


Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

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