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Kanye West MIA at BET Hip Hop Awards

Kanye West was a no-show at last night’s 4th annual BET Hip Hop Awards, where he was nominated for nine awards, including best live performer.

Also absent from the shindig was rapper T.I., who’s currently serving time in an Arkansas prison on a federal weapons charge. The Atlanta rapper was nominated for six awards and took home two, including Album of the Year.

Other wins of the night went to Ice Cube, was presented with an icon award, and Degrassi alum Drake, who won “Rookie of the Year.” The show also acknowledged the minds behind the turntables, giving a posthumous DJ of the year award to DJ AM.

The awards are set to air on October 27.

Originally posted October 11 2009 — 11:21 AM EDT

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