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The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards were filmed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta on Friday (October 1), but those unable to attend in person were forced to wait until Tuesday (October 5) to see the big show. The time has finally arrived, and the award ceremony is currently underway on the BET Network.

Megan Thee Stallion leads the nominations with nine in categories such as Hip Hop Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Hip Hop Artist of the Year, while Tyler, The Creator is up for four.

He’s also the recipient of the Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award presented by Rock The Bells founder LL COOL J.

Tyler, The Creator, who’s described as an “award-winning artist, producer, director, fashion designer, filmmaker and entrepreneur who co-founded the Hip Hop group and record label Odd Future in 2007,” is nominated in the Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Produce of the Year and Best Live Performer categories, as well.

Meanwhile, The I Am Hip Hop Award will go to Nelly, “a diamond-selling, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor.”

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Performers include Baby Keem, Bia, Gunna, Isaiah Rashad, Lil Jon, Tobe Nwigwe and Young Thug. The event will also feature a special tribute to Biz Markie with none other than fellow Juice Crew member Big Daddy Kane.

HipHopDX — which is up for an award in the Best Hip Hop Platform category — will be updating the winners in real time.

Check out the nominees and winners below.

Hip Hop Album of the Year
A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg Yo
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator — WINNER* 
Culture III, Migos
Good News, Megan Thee Stallion
Khaled Khaled, DJ Khaled
Savage Mode II, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
The Off-Season, J. Cole

Song of the Year
“Back in Blood,” Produced by YC (Pooh Shiesty f. Lil Durk)
“Late At Night,” Produced by Mustard (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now Cry Later,” Produced by G. Ry, Cardogotwings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive (Drake f. Lil Durk)
“Up,” Produced by Yung DZA, Sean Island, DJ Swanqo (Cardi B)
“WAP,” Produced by Ayo & Keyz (Cardi B f. Megan Thee Stallion) — WINNER* 
“Whole Lotta Money (Remix),” Produced By London Jae, Beatgodz, Tee Romano (Bia f. Nicki Minaj)

Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Cardi B
J. Cole
Lil Baby — WINNER*
Megan Thee Stallion
Tyler, The Creator

Best Hip Hop Video
Cardi B, “Up”
Cardi B f. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” — WINNER*
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Drake f. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Saweetie f. Doja Cat, “Best Friend”

Best New Hip Hop Artist
Coi Leray
Don Toliver
Pooh Shiesty
Yung Bleu — WINNER*

Best Collaboration
21 Savage & Metro Boomin f. Drake, “Mr. Right Now”
Bia f. Nicki Minaj, “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”
Cardi B f. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” — WINNER* 
DJ Khaled f. Lil Baby & Lil Durk, “Every Chance I Get”
Drake f. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Pooh Shiesty f. Lil Durk, “Back in Blood”

21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Future & Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Baby & Lil Durk — WINNER*

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Tyler, The Creator — WINNER*

Lyricist of the Year
Benny The Butcher
J. Cole — WINNER*
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion

Best International Flow
Ladipoe (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Xamã (Brazil)
Laylow (France)
Gazo (France)
Little Simz (UK) — WINNER*
Dave (UK)

Video Director of the Year
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott — WINNER*

DJ of the Year
Chase B
D Nice
DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Scheme — WINNER*

Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled
Hit-Boy — WINNER* 
Metro Boomin
The Alchemist
Tyler, The Creator

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie — WINNER*
Yung Bleu

Best Hip Hop Platform
Genius — WINNER*
The Breakfast Club
The Shade Room
Worldstar Hiphop

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Cardi B, “Type Shit” (Migos f. Cardi B)
Drake, “Havin’ Our Way” (Migos f. Drake)
JAY-Z, “What It Feels Like” (Nipsey Hussle f. JAY-Z) — WINNER*
Lil Durk, “Back in Blood” (Pooh Shiesty f. Lil Durk)
Megan The Stallion, “On Me (Remix)” (Lil Baby f. Megan Thee Stallion)
Roddy Ricch, “Lemonade (Remix)” (Internet Money f. Don Toliver & Roddy Ricch)

Impact track
Black Thought, Thought Vs Everybody”
Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin, “We Win”
Meek Mill f. Lil Durk, “Pain Away”
Nipsey Hussle f. JAY-Z, “What It Feels Like” — WINNER*
Rapsody, “12 Problems”