2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Winners: See The Full List

By Hayden Brooks

October 17, 2018

The 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards saw the cream of the crop of hip-hop receive honors by the network and some of the big winners of the evening included Cardi B, The Carters and XXXTentacion. Despite Drake's domination over the nomination list, the Young Money heavyweight only walked away with the Hot Ticket Performer honor. Meanwhile, Bardi, who had 10 nominations, scored a handful of awards, including MVP of the Year, Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) and Hustler of the Year. Lil Wayne also took home the evening's top honor: I Am Hip Hop Award. If you missed out on the Tuesday night (October 16) broadcast, which was hosted by Deray Davis, scroll on below to see a full list of winners!

I Am Hip Hop Award

Lil Wayne - WINNER **

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" - WINNER **

Drake - "God's Plan"

Kendrick Lamar – "Loyalty" feat. Rihanna

Migos - "Walk It Talk It" feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Drake - WINNER **

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

Album of the Year

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

Drake – Scorpion

J. Cole – KOD

Migos - Culture II

The Carters - Everything Is Love - WINNER **

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers & The Little Homies

Director X

Eif Rivera

Hiro Murai

Karena Evans - WINNER **

Lyricist of the Year

Childish Gambino


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar - WINNER **

Travis Scott

MVP of the Year

Cardi B - WINNER **

Childish Gambino


J. Cole

Travis Scott

Producer of the Year

Ben Billions

DJ Esco

DJ Mustard

Metro Boomin

Pharrell Williams - WINNER **

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

21 Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin - "Ric Flair Drip"

Blocboy JB - "Look Alive" feat. Drake

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Post Malone – "Rockstar" feat. 21 Savage

The Carters – "Apes**t" - WINNER **

Single of the Year

"Apesh*t" - Produced by Pharrell (The Carters) - WINNER **

"God's Plan" - Produced by Cardo, Young Exclusive and Boi-1da (Drake)

"I Like It" - Produced by Craig Kallman, JWhiteDidIt and Tainy (Cardi B Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

"Nice for What" - Produced by Murda Beatz (Drake) 

"This Is America" - Produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best New Hip Hop Artist

Blocboy JB

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Rich the Kid

XXXTentacion - WINNER **

Best Mixtape

BlocBoy JB – Simi - WINNER **

Future - Beast Mode 2

Juicy J – Shut Da F* Up

Lil Wayne - Dedication 6: Reloaded

Zoey Dollaz - Sorry Not Sorry

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage - “Bartier Cardi” (Cardi B feat. 21 Savage)

Cardi B - “Motorsport” (Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj) - WINNER **

Drake - “Look Alive” (Blocboy JB feat. Drake) 

Kendrick Lamar - “New Freezer” (Rich the Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Nicki Minaj - “Big Bank” (YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" - WINNER **

Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges - "Liberated"

Lecrae - "I'll Find You" feat. Tori Kelly

Meek Mill – "Stay Woke" feat. Miguel

N.E.R.D - "1,000" feat. FUTURE

DJ of the Year

Calvin Harris

DJ Envy

DJ Drama

DJ Khaled - WINNER **

DJ Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

Cardi B - WINNER **


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App



Hot New Hip Hop

Worldstar - WINNER ** 


Hustler of the Year

Cardi B - WINNER **

DJ Khaled 


Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

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