Fat Joe will be returning as the host for the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards after previously hosting the show in 2022. As a co-executive producer for the awards, the New York rap legend aims to make the event as entertaining as possible.
Shortly after the nominees were announced, it was revealed that Fat Joe will be returning to host the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards. In a statement shared on BET’s official website, the “Lean Back” rapper expressed his pride in being a part of the show again and promised to make it a legendary night of music and entertainment:
“Hip hop is my life, and I’m extremely proud to return as host of ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ 2023,” Fat Joe said. “We’re going to make this year’s award show even bigger while also celebrating our hip-hop stars and pioneers in a spectacular way. It’s going to be a legendary night of music and entertainment and you’re not going to want to miss it.”
On October 3, 2023, the awards will be taped at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta. The highly anticipated premiere will air on October 10 at 9 p.m. EST.
The 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations have officially been announced, with Cardi B and 21 Savage leading the pack. The upcoming awards ceremony will celebrate the best of hip-hop and highlight the significant presence of women in the genre.
Updated By: Chris Samuel (9/15/23 at 2:20 pm)
Cardi B and 21 Savage are leading the upcoming 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards with 12 nominations each. Both artists have received nominations in categories such as “Best Live Performer,” “Lyricist of the Year,” “Hip-Hop Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration,” and more.
The two chart-topping artists are followed by Coi Leray, GloRilla, Latto, and Megan Thee Stallion, all of whom have significantly impacted the hip-hop industry.
The BET Hip Hop Awards have become known for their extravagant events, but this year’s ceremony host has yet to be announced. Past hosts have included Fat Joe and the 85 South Show team.
The awards show will be taped in Atlanta on October 3 and will premiere on BET on October 10.
Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP specials, music programming & music strategy, stated In a press release from Paramount:
“This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards will mark the culmination of our year-long celebration of hip-hop’s storied creation and the art form’s sonic and cultural expansion. We are honored by this year’s roster of nominees as they continue to carry the creativity and diversity of hip hop into the future. We congratulate each nominee on their accomplishments as they take hip hop artistry to new heights.”
Notable nominees include Drake with nine nominations, Burna Boy and DJ Khaled with seven nominations each, J. Cole, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar. The awards will also feature international artists in the category of “Best International Flow.”
Fans will have the opportunity to vote for certain categories, such as “DJ of the Year,” “Producer of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop Platform” on the BET website.
In related news, Cardi B recently teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion to perform their newest collaboration, “Bongos,” at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, September 12.
As for 21 Savage, the Atlanta rapper along with frequent collaborator Drake showcased dominance in their nominations at the 2023 BET Awards that took place June 25, 2023. Cardi B was also amongst other notable artists that were nominated.
Speaking of awards, Nicki Minaj was at the forefront of the 2023 Video Music Awards, having secured five remarkable nominations. The Queen of Rap was also the host, where she graced the stage with a performance of her brand-new track, “Last Time I Saw You.”
Originally Written By: Kelci Brown