The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards brought out the likes of rap heavyweights T.I.Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, while vets such as Heavy DDMX and El Debarge graced the stage and treated attendees to surprise performances.

Hosted by comedian Mike Epps, younger rhymers like Wale and Wiz Khalifa wowed the audience with their respective hits, ‘That Way’ and ‘Taylor Gang,’ and the BET hip-hop cyphers — seven in all — saw Eminem, Joe Budden, Yelawolf, Estelle, Ace Hood, Blind Fury, Stalley, Pill, Nitty Scott and more newbies showing off their lyrical prowess.

LL Cool J scored the I am Hip-Hop Icon award, delivering a memorable acceptance speech, where he dropped gems like “Maintain your focus through the ups and downs” in rap form.

Though the entire categories of winners were not televised, We have the rundown on who walked away with accolades. Chris Brown, who wasn’t present but had Busta Rhymes accept on his behalf, came out on top overall, earning three awards — Best Hip-Hop Video, Reese’s Perfect Combo Award and Verizon’s People’s Champ — for his ‘F.A.M.E’ smash ‘Look At Me Now.’

Check out the full list of winners of 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards below.

Best Hip Hop Video
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’

Best Live Performer
Lil Wayne

Lyricist of the Year
Lil Wayne

Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Lex Luger

MVP of the Year
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
‘Black and Yellow’ – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)

CD of the Year
Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

DJ of the Year
DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site
WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger
Waka Flocka Flame – ‘No Hands’ (Produced by Lex Luger)

Best Mixtape
J. Cole – ‘Friday Night Lights’

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’ (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

Hustler of the Year
Jay-Z

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’

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