Feel the music! The BET Hip Hop Awards kicked off Tuesday night, and fans got a chance to see some of the biggest names in the genre perform their hottest hits.
Amid the awards and acceptance speeches, Tuesday’s show saw some truly impressive numbers, from artists including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy and Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhené Aiko, Quavo, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Tobe Nwigwe and Ty Dolla $ign.
ET was following along throughout the night to round up all the incredible appearances. Take a look below, starting with the act that opened the show.
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Cordae kicked off the show with a powerful message about social injustice and the need to have your voice heard through your vote.
Lil Baby, 42 Dugg
Lil Baby and 42 Dugg delivered the first big number of the night — complete with scaffolding, back-up dancers and flaming pyrotechnics — for their performance of “We Paid.”
City Girls got fierce for their performance, rocking skin-tight cat suits for a racy performance of “Kitty Talk” and a commanding delivery of “Jobs.”
For his part, Tobe Nwigwe delivered two next-level performances of “Try Jesus” and “Eat” that evoked his visually stunning music videos and raised the bar for the night.
Gucci Mane and Mulatto
Shot at Magic City in Atlanta, Gucci Mane joined Mulatto for some steamy performances of “Youngest N Richest,” “B**ch From Da Souf,” and “Muwop.”
Big Sean, Jhené Aiko & Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign joined up with Big Sean and Jhene Aiko for a memorable performance of “Body Language” that saw real-life love birds Big Sean and Aiko pack on the PDA on a bed, surrounded by rolling, ethereal smoke and fog.
Burna Boy & Chris Martin
In one of the night’s most powerful cross-genre performances, Burna Boy teamed up with Chris Martin for their politically charged track, “Monsters You Made.”
Quavo’s Pop Smoke Tribute
In memory of the late rapper Pop Smoke — who was fatally shot in Los Angeles in February — Quavo delivered a powerful tribute with performances of “Shake the Room” and “Aim for the Moon,” two songs the pair had collaborated on.
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
After being talked up throughout the night, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne closed out the show with a particularly memorable, larger-than-life performance of “Money Maker” that lived up to all the expectations.
Brandy, Erykah Badu, Teyana Taylor & H.E.R.
For the Ladies First cypher at the 2020 awards, Brandy, Erykah Badu, Teyana Taylor and H.E.R. all took turns at the mic, spitting hot verses about everything from beauty, relationships and the events of 2020, including the Black Lives Matter protests, the pandemic and climate change.
In terms of nominations, DaBaby lead the pack with 12, followed by Roddy Ricch with 11. Megan Thee Stallion — who opened the show last year — was tied with Drake as the third most nominated artist, with 8 nods. Check out this year’s complete winners list to see who walked away with awards.
This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards come just a few months after the BET Awards aired back in June, as one of the first award shows to take place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the video below for a look at this year’s star-studded BET Awards.