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Lil Wayne Won Big at 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards

October 20, 2008 (2:53 am) GMT
At this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, Lil Wayne was named as the champion of 'MVP of the Year', 'Lyricist of the Year', and 'Alltell People's Champ'.

bagged three prizes at 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards, including "MVP of the Year" beating up , , , and . During an acceptance speech at the event, Wayne told the crowd, "I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me." Taped at Atlanta's Civic Center on Saturday, October 18, the annual show also announced Wayne as the winner of "Lyricist of the Year" and "Alltel People's Champ".

Another artist who grabbed the awards' prize is , who walked away with "Rookie of the Year" putting aside , , , and . Meanwhile, rap mogul Russell Simmons was honoured with "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" award, which was presented to an individual who, during his or her lifetime, has made notable contributions of outstanding significance to the hip hop community.

The performance highlights at the ceremony came from Wayne, T.I., , , , , , , and among others. Other big names appearing at the event also included , , , , and . The full winners will be released when the show airs on BET on October 23.

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