Trina will receive the “I Am Hip Hop” Award at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.
“I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” said Trina. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a femcee. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all WIN. Let’s keep winning!”
BET’s Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, also spoke glowingly of Trina, noting her status as a trendsetter and pioneer.
“Trina is a multi-talented hip hop artist who has set cultural trends and continues to be passionate about giving back to her community,” said Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “She has paved the way for several artists, and we look forward to honoring her impact and legacy on hip hop’s biggest stage, BET Hip Hop Awards 2022.”
Master P, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Lil’ Kim, and Lil Wayne are the previous artists honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award. The most recent recipient of the award was Nelly, who was honored at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards 2021.
In addition, newly announced performers include Hip Hop heavyweights French Montana, Joey Bada$$, N.O.R.E, and Pusha T, set to blaze the stage alongside additional performers Armani White, Bleu, EST Gee, GloRilla, and Moneybagg Yo, with more names to be announced.
Previously announced nominees include Drake, who leads with 14 nominations, followed by Ye with an impressive 10 nods, and Kendrick Lamar with 9. Future rounds out the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods. Other notable nominations include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, and Young Thug, each of whom received three nominations. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each.
Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe, the annual show premieres Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.