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BET AWARDS 2024: Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar Crowned As The Best Male and Female Hip-Hop Artists


By: Greg Lewis

Published on July 1, 2024, 10:40 P.M. EST

Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar took home the title of Best Male and Female Hip-Hop Artists award at the 2024 BET Awards.

The 2024 BET Awards took place at the Peacok Theater in Los Angeles on June 30.

The competition was fierce and Lamar was up against some very strong competitors, including 21 Savage, Burna Boy, Drake, Future, Gunna, J. Cole and Lil Wayne.

Nicki Minaj also was crowned Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2024 BET Awards. Minaj faced off against Cardi B, Doja Cat, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion and Sexyy Red.

Minaj also received nominations for other categories, including Album of the Year (Pink Friday 2, her fifth studio album), Best Collaboration for her songs Barbie World with Ice Spice and Everybody with Lil Uzi Vert, and Video of the Year (Barbie World). According to a report by Billboard, this is her first win in this (Best Female Hip-Hop Artist) category in eight years.

The BET Awards honored and empowered women in music this year with their prestigious BET her category. Nicki Minaj was competing in the category for her feature in Tasha Cobbs' song Leonard Blessings.

Other music industry artists who received nominations for BET Her included Beyoncé (16 Carriages), Ayra Starr (Commas), Megan Thee Stallion (Hiss), Flo featuring Missy Elliott (Fly Girl), SZA (Saturn), and GloRilla (Yeah Glo!). However, Victoria Monet ended up winning the BET Her honor this year. She also won the BET Award for Video of the Year (On My Mama).

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