Young Thug, Gunna, Trina, BIA, Baby Keem, Isaiah Rashad, Lil’ Jon and more are star-studded line-up of performers at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. Big Daddy Kane will be joining for a special tribute to the late Biz Markie. Trina, Remy Ma, Jermaine Dupri and Tank to take the stage as presenters. The 85 South comedians, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Chico Bean, returns to host the 16th annual that premieres on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BET.

“We’re excited to once again celebrate all of the many talented artists who have made an undeniable impact on music this past year,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “Hip Hop is universal and as it continues to boldly solidify a lasting legacy in the culture, we look forward to our tradition of honoring legends, celebrating current artists and providing a platform that shines a spotlight on upcoming performers.”  

Nelly will be receiving the I AM HIP HOP Award. Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion are in the lead for BET nominees with nine while others notable artists are having two or three nominations each like 21 Savage, Young Thug, Jay-Z, Lil’ Nas X, Migos, Nicki minah and more. Tune in a few days.