The annual BET Hip Hop Awards are proper across the nook, and earlier this month, the community introduced this yr’s nominees. Now that it’s established who’s within the operating to win awards throughout this yr’s present, it has now been introduced that Nelly is the recipient of this yr’s “I Am Hip- Hop” award.
According to Billboard, Nelly commented about being honored with the award, and stated, “I am honored to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award. I have been blessed to work with some incredible people in my career, making 22 years go by in the blink of an eye. This award isn’t just about Nelly; it is about my fans, BET, and the people that continue to support me and allow me to do what I love to do.”
Past honorees who’ve been honored with the award embody Master P, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, and Snoop Dogg.
Throughout his 22 years within the recreation, Nelly dropped his solo debut album “Country Grammar,” in 2000 and adopted up along with his albums “Nellyville,” “Sweat,” “Suit,” and others. He has coined in style phrases corresponding to “Hot In Herre,” and even helped construct the recognition of Nike’s Air Force 1 sneakers.
As we beforehand reported, the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards happen on October fifth.
Aside from being honored throughout this yr’s present, Nelly made headlines final week when he was noticed strolling as much as his ex-girlfriend Ashanti for a hug as they had been each on stage on the Fat Joe and Ja Rule Verzuz battle. After the second had everybody speaking, Nelly later addressed the state of affairs whereas talking to Big Tigger and stated, “It wasn’t like that. I said, ‘what up’ to everyone, bro. You know we were there. I didn’t want any uncomfortable feelings or anything like that.”
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