Lil Kim will be honored with the “I Am Hip Hop Award” at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
The Brooklyn-bred rapper has become the most iconic female voice in hip hop, and her efforts in the industry have granted her honor of being this year’s “I Am Hip Hop” recipient. Lil’ Kim has graced the music world for more than a decade, and her debut studio album “Hard Core” was certified Double Platinum. The record blessed the world with three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: “No Time,” “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” and “Crush on You.” This made Kim the first female rapper with three consecutive number-one singles on Billboard’s Rap Songs chart.
Queen Bee followed her highly successful albums with two more: “The Notorious K.I.M.” and “La Bella Mafia,” making her one of the only female rappers to have at least three consecutive Platinum albums. She also scored a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with 2001’s “Lady Marmalade,” featuring Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mýa. Kim gained a new platform in film when she starred in features including “She’s All That,” “Zoolander,” “Juwanna Man,” “Gang of Roses” and “You Got Served.” She also cut a rug and stole our hearts on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” With her fifth studio album “9” on its way, she will be taking the stage to be acknowledged for her impact on hip hop.
#LilDuval will host the Hip Hop awards on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). This year will feature performances from several artists including, #Offset, #LilJon, #MeganTheeStallion, #LilBaby, #DaBaby, #Rapsody, and more. This will also be the first time the show features a live battle rap, which will be hosted by Ultimate Rap League founder Smack. The rappers in the battle will be #DNA, #Geechi #Gotti, #TTop, and #ShotgunSuge.