Music and entertainment icon, Nelly, is named the “I AM HIP HOP” award recipient for the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. As the 16th annual BET Hip Hop awards premieres Tuesday, October 5 at 9pm Eastern time on BET. He is a double diamond selling hip-hop star that is still topping the charts that includes “Dilemma,” “Hot in Here,” “Country Grammar” and more. I know you guys remember his popular fashion line Apple Bottoms! We will be celebrating the St. Louis rapper as he will be performing his hits!

“I am honored to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award,” said Nelly, this year’s I Am Hip Hop Award recipient. “I have been blessed to work with some incredible people in my career, making 22 years go by in the blink of an eye. This award isn’t just about Nelly; it is about my fans, BET, and the people that continue to support me and allow me to do what I love to do.”