Celebrating 15 years of keeping it a buck fifty — and then some — HipHopDX’s annual Turkey Awards are back. In the midst of preparing to give thanks, buy cheap TVs and gorge on good food, our staff took the time to (once again) shine a light on some of the year’s rockiest moments. That’s the nice way to say roasting fuck shit.

From god-tier tattling to cringe-worthy parenting choices, it’s almost as if 2019 took offense to 2018’s rock bottom and exclaimed, “Hold my beer.”

Enough talking, let’s get into the proceedings.


THE GOLDEN SNITCH AWARD 

TEKASHI 6IX9INE

— If loose lips sink ships, every vessel in the New York Harbor would be at the bottom of the ocean thanks to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s confessionals. 
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THE HIDE YA KIDS AWARD

R. KELLY

The Boondocks was right about everything. 
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THE “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” AWARD

NAV BEING SALTY WHEN THE PAPARAZZI DIDN’T RECOGNIZE HIM

— Hip Hop fans barely know what NAV looks like… Cut the paparazzi some slack!
See NAV finally get his TMZ glory here
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WE THE SECOND BEST AWARD

DJ KHALED’S TYLER THE CREATOR TEMPER TANTRUM

— Father of Asahd, son of Tyler. 
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THE VLADTV COUCH POTATO AWARD (CLOUT CHASER PART I)

LORD JAMAR FOR EMINEM HATE

— Does Lord Jamar actually live at DJ Vlad’s office? This is becoming a lifetime achievement award for the devout nonrapper. 
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THE KEEPING IT TOO REAL AWARD

TAY-K SENTENCED TO 55 YEARS + CHARGED WITH CHICK FIL A MURDER

— The prison shower remix of “The Race” will not be televised. 
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WHEN YOUR #TBT GOES WRONG AWARD

IRV GOTTI ON RELATIONSHIP WITH ASHANTI

— What you do when your failed label only comes up in conversation via 50 Cent’s Instagram? 
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MOST DETERMINED STAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

JAPANESE RAPPER AND BONE THUGS SUPER FAN RYO MURANAKA

— There’s fandom — and then there’s “I’ll take a plane 6,000 miles from Japan, get dropped off in the Cleveland projects and get robbed” fandom. He at least deserves a discounted Bone Thugs feature for going to those lengths. 
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THE “SOMEHOW NOT THE WORST THING I’VE DONE” AWARD

KODAK BLACK GETTING AT LAUREN LONDON

— To be safe, let’s permanently ban Kodak Black from funerals. 
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THE WAY TOO SOON AWARD (CLOUT CHASER PART II)

BRADLEY DAVIS’ NIPSEY HUSSLE LAWSUIT

— He must have been taking notes from Kodak Black, which is never a good decision. 
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THE 50 CENT TROLL OF THE YEAR AWARD

50 CENT AND THE POWER THEME SONG SWITCH

— 50 Cent once again winning his own award … and with 6ix9ine locked up, he’s only competing with himself at this point. To be fair though, Banks did tell him to go’head and switch the style up. 
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THE LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME AWARD

WACK 100 FAKES FIGHT WITH MIKE TYSON AND COMMENTS ON NIPSEY HUSSLE

— After his Nipsey comments, I’m sure there are some people who want to fight Wack for real… Both of these incidents are also proof there are too many podcasts. 
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THE “I DON’T WANT TO GET PAID” AWARD

NAS RETIRING ILLMATIC 

— Maybe he should have retired Nastradamus instead. 
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THE “WHAT WAS THE POINT AGAIN” AWARD (CLOUT CHASER PART III)

KEY GLOCK’S WINDSHIELD PUBLICITY STUNT ON YOUNG DOLPH

— To be fair, he thought he was paying tribute to Beyonce’s Lemonade. 
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THE MOST INEFFECTIVE HIT OF THE YEAR AWARD

SLIM 400’s SHOOTERS 

— Whatever doesn’t kill you, gets you more IG followers. 
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Honorable mentions:

Lil Reese’s shooters


THE ANY PRESS ISN’T GOOD PRESS AWARD

RAPPERS WITH NUDE LEAKS (DAVE EAST, SWAE LEE, IGGY AZALEA)

— Artists need to take notes from Safaree because he was the only one who came out with a W from a nudes leak. 
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THE “I’M YOUR CO-WORKER NOT YOUR FRIEND” AWARD

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD DURING GUCCI MANE SOLO INTERVIEW

— If this was Charlamagne Tha God’s exit strategy from The Breakfast Club, it was one helluva way to blow up the place on the way out. It was also proof that Gucci Mane is definitely NOT a clone … that was the same old Wop. 
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Honorable mentions:

Willie D not attending Bushwick Bill’s funeral


THE K.C.G.B.W AWARD (Kanye, Christian, Genius, Billionaire, West)

KANYE CHANGING HIS NAME TO KANYE CHRISTIAN GENIUS BILLIONAIRE WEST

— Sorry ‘Ye, but the founder of Chick-Fil-A took that title already … and he didn’t EVEN have to work on Sundays!!!! 
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THE LIE OF THE YEAR AWARD (CLOUT CHASER PART IV)

MAN WHO “JOKED” ABOUT BEING ASSAULTED BY CARDI B

— Cardi might not need no press, but this man definitely did. 
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THE FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU DON’T MAKE IT AWARD

BALTIMORE RAPPER CHAD FOCUS’S $4.1 MILLION DOLLAR AMEX SCAM  

— This guy is the music industry’s biggest hero. He’s proof payola DOESN’T work! 
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THE SO SO DEFINITELY MISOGYNISTIC AWARD

JERMAINE DUPRI’S COMMENTS ON FEMALE RAP

— Jermaine Dupri, whose discography includes the songs “Money, Hoes & Power” and “Jazzy Hoes,” should probably take a seat on this topic. 
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THE UNNECESSARY SUSPENSE AWARD

KANYE WEST’S TARDINESS OVER A 3.4-RATED ALBUM

— Kirk Franklin’s gospel throne is still intact. 
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THE WOMB TO THE TOMB AWARD

EX-YOUNG MONEY RAPPER FLOW’S OWN MOTHER TESTIFIES AGAINST HIM IN DOUBLE MURDER CASE

— When your own mother testifies against you in a trial, you’ve got to regret the choices you’ve made in life. 
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THE OBEY YOUR THIRST AWARD (CLOUT CHASER PART V)

APRYL JONES INSTAGRAM RANT MENTIONING EVERYONE FROM SHAQ TO THE GAME

— Still waiting to hear back from Sprite on this award’s sponsorship. Plus with Apryl dating Fizz now, the pun possibilities are endless. 
Watch her full rant here
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THE KEEPING IT TOO FRANK AWARD

THE CAMP FLOG GNAW CROWD FOR BOOING DRAKE

— Sometimes the biggest artist in the world … just isn’t big enough.
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THE CREEPY PARENT AWARD

T.I.’s DOCTOR VISIT

— Being overly concerned with whom your daughter is dating one thing but taking her to the gynaecologist to confirm her virginity annually is a whole other level of cringe parenting. 
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THE SELF PROCLAIMED GOAT AWARD

JACQUEES CALLING HIMSELF THE KING OF R&B

— Jacquees, you are the king of R&B — if Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Chris Brown, D’Angelo, Charlie Wilson, Miguel, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby Brown, Lionel Richie, Trey Songz, Curtis Mayfield, PartyNextDoor, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Frank Ocean, Drake’s B Side album on Scorpion, Ne-Yo, Jodeci, Jagged Edge, Tank, The Weeknd, Pretty Ricky, Ginuine, New Edition and Ray J never existed. 
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Tell us who you’re giving a Turkey Award to this year in the comments below!