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Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne win big at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011

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It was another big year for Chris Brown at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Only this time around, the rapper/singer wasn’t in attendance – though he tweeted a thank you message.

Brown, who appeared via a pre-recorded video (watch below), won three awards, alongside his “Look At Me Now” collaborators Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, including Best Hip-Hop Video, People’s Champ Award, and the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (which, as it turns out, is not so much about candy, as it is musical collaborations.)

Busta Rhymes, who was named the winner of the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, accepted the trophies on their behalf. Lil Wayne, who was also absent from last night’s show, walked away with two of his own BET Hip Hop Awards for both Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year. Click below for Brown’s video and a complete list of the night’s winners, including awards for Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Waka Flocka Flame.

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Hosted by actor/comedian Mike Epps and emceed by rapper Da Brat, the event, which featured performances by Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean, DMX, Young Jeezy, Heavy D, and T.I., awarded breakout star Nicki Minaj with the MVP of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award, while LL Cool J was presented with I Am Hip Hop Award for the iconic role he’s played in the world of hip hop.

Best Hip-Hop Video: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look At Me Now”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look At Me Now”

People’s Champ Award: Chris Brown feat. Bustya Rhymes and Lil Wayne, “Look at Me Now”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”

Best Live Performer: Lil Wayne

Best Lyricist: Lil Wayne

MVP of the Year: Nicki Minaj

Made-You-Look Award: Nicki Minaj

Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z

CD of the Year: Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams

Producer of the Year: Lex Luger

Track of the Year: Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”

Rookie of the Year: Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger: Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale, “No Hands”

Best Mixtape: J.Cole, Friday Night Lights

I Am Hip-Hop Award: LL Cool J

Read more:
Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.
Chris Brown raps alongside Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes in ‘Look At Me Now’ video: Watch it here
Watch Boston duo Karmin’s amazing cover of Chris Brown’s ‘Look at Me Now’

Originally posted October 12 2011 — 10:20 AM EDT

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