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How to watch the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

The show airs October 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on BET.

October 04, 2022
How to watch the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards Terence Rushin / Getty Images

The 17th annual BET Hip Hop Awards are here. This year’s ceremony celebrating excellence in rap were filmed Friday night (September 30) at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, and we’ve got all the info on how to watch its first national airing tonight, who’s hosting, and who’s nominated.

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How do I watch the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards?

The BET Hip Hop Awards will be available to stream at 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time tonight (October 4). If you have cable, you can watch the ceremony on the BET Channel. You can also watch on Logo, MTV, MTV2, TV Land and VH1, all of which will be simulcasting the awards. If you don’t have cable, the ceremony will also be available to stream on Sling TV and fuboTV, as well as DIRECTV’s new streaming service, DIRECTV Stream.

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Who is hosting the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards?

Famed New York rapper and businessman Fat Joe is hosting the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. As an emcee, he’s behind classics like “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv?,” and “Make It Rain.” As a label exec, he founded Terror Squad Records in 1997, signing iconic acts such as Big Pun and Remy Ma. He’s been nominated for two BET Hip Hop Awards in the past.

Who is nominated at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards?

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Drake leads the nominations at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards with 14. Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar trail close behind with 10 and nine nominations, respectively. Other artists nominated for multiple awards include Young Thug, Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, and Tems, with three taps each.

View the full list of nominees below.

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Nominees for 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

Best hip-hop video

A$AP Rocky, “D.M.B.”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
BIA & J. Cole, “London”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best collaboration

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Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”
Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best duo or group

42 Dugg & EST Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
DaBaby & Youngboy Never Broke Again
EARTHGANG
Styles P & Havoc

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Best live performer

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler, the Creator

Lyricist of the year

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Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year

Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Director X
Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
Teyana Taylor

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Song of the year

Latto, “Big Energy”
Hitkidd & Glorilla, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Hip-hop album of the year

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Latto, 777
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Kanye West, Donda
Future, I Never Liked You
Pusha T, It’s Almost Dry
Nas, King’s Disease II
Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Hip-hop artist of the year

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee Stallion

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Producer of the year

ATL Jacob
Baby Keem
Hit-Boy
Hitmaka
Kanye West
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best breakthrough hip-hop artist

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Baby Keem
Blxst
Doechii
Fivio Foreign
Glorilla
Nardo Wick
Saucy Santana

DJ of the year

D-Nice
DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Kay Slay
DJ Premier
Kaytranada
Mustard
Nyla Symone
L.A. Leakers: DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible

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Best hip-hop platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood
Breakfast Club
Caresha Please
Complex
Drink Champs
HipHopDX
Million Dollaz Worth of Game
NPR Tiny Desk
Verzuz

Hustler of the year

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50 Cent
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion

Sweet 16: best featured verse

Drake, “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)
J. Cole, “Poke It Out” (Wale feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole, “London” (BIA & J. Cole)
Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
Kanye West, “City of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
Drake, “Wait for You” (Future feat. Drake & Tems)
Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs feat. Jadakiss)

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Impact track

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys, “City of Gods”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
Nas feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Nobody”
Latto, “Pxssy”
Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
Doja Cat, “Woman”

Best international flow

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Benjamin Epps (France)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Blxckie (South Africa)
Central Cee (UK)
Haviah Mighty (Canada)
Knucks (UK)
Le Juiice (France)
Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe)
Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)

How to watch the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards