Kanye West wins best hip-hop artist at BET awards
25th Jun 2008 | 10:02
Lil’ Wayne, UGK, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys also win big
Kanye West won twice at this year's annual Black Entertainment Awards (BET), scooping best male hip-hop artist and best collaboration for Good Life featuring T-Pain. Hip-hop act UGK (aka Underground Kingz) also took home two awards – best group and video of the year for International Player's Anthem featuring Outkast.
Never one to hide behind modesty, Kanye had this to say when picking up his second gong: "I am one of the kings in this game right now and my opinion counts – that's why I did a song with T-Pain".
Other victors include Alicia Keys and Chris Brown for best female and male R&B artist respectively, Missy Elliot for best female hip-hop artist and The Dream for best newcomer. Lil' Wayne picked up the public vote with the viewers' choice award and Al Green was honoured with a lifetime achievement.
Here's the full list of winners:
Female R&B artist – Alicia Keys
Male R&B artist – Chris Brown
Best group – UGK
Gospel artist – Marvin Sapp
Female hip-hop artist - Missy Elliot
Male hip-hop artist – Kanye West
Viewers' choice – Lil' Wayne
BET J award – Raheem DeVaughn
Best new artist – The Dream
Best collaboration – Good Life ft Kanye West and T-Pain
Video of the year – International Player's Anthem ft UGK and Outkast
Lifetime achievement award – Al Green