The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was recorded in Atlanta on Saturday and there were several memorable moments at the event.
LL Cool J paid homage in remarks to Chris Lighty, who he says helped shape his career and many others in hip-hop. After Cool J spoke, rappers Q-Tip, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and 50 Cent took the stage to perform.
The show was highlighted by several freestyle sessions that included rapper T.I., B.o.B., Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Cassidy. Others who performed included Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz and Future.
T.I. presented legendary rapper Rakim with the "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" honor. 2 Chainz won the People's Choice award, and Kendrick Lamar came away with Lyricist of the Year award.
An altercation between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross happened backstage. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. Campos said there were no injuries or shots fired.
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Rakim (Recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award)
Sean Garrett and his Date
E-40 and his Wife
Morenika Vinnie (Mother of Rapper Cash Out)
T.I. and B.O.B.
50 Cent, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly
DJ Khaled and Ace Hood
Mike Epps and Wife Michelle
Miguel and DJ Drama
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