BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 Performers: Rae Sremmurd, Common, T.I., Bobby Shmurda + More Take the Stage
The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards featured an impressive line-up of performances in Atlanta on Saturday (Sept. 20). Among the rappers that hit the stage included Common, T.I., YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Baby, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Bobby Shmurda and more.
Rap newbies Rae Sremmurd kicked off the show with an energetic performance of 'No Flex Zone.'
That was followed by a powerful and thought-provoking set by Common, Vince Staples and Jay Electronica who teamed up to performed The 'Kingdom (Remix).' Backed by a gospel choir, the rap trifecta relayed their socially-conscious lyrics to remind the audience that the search for justice still continues. Following their performance, the parents of Mike Brown, the young teen who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., appeared onstage. All together, they held a moment of silence in remembrance of the slain teen by raising their hands in the air.
Another endearing moment on the show came when Brandy reunited with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 'I Wanna Be Down' (Hip-Hop Remix). Brandy was 15 years old when the song was released back in September 1994. Today, she's a veteran R&B songbird who is still star struck by her female peers in hip-hop.
Other performers included T.I. who appeared with a live band to perform 'About the Money' with Young Thug who then teamed up with Rich Homie Quan for a performance of 'Lifestyle.' Atlanta rappers Migos also graced to stage to performed their infectious hit 'Fight Night.'
Other performers included Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign and YG during DJ Mustard's music set.
Even the show's host, Snoop Dogg, got in on the act and performed various comedic skits with Nia Long. He also brought his YouTube network GGN (Double G News) to the stage interviewing rapper French Montana and Mimi Faust of 'Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.'
Finally, Brooklyn rhymer Bobby Shmurda closed out the festivities with his performance of 'Hot N---a.' The rap newcomer was joined by Vine sensation Lil Terio who did his 'Ooh Kill Em' dance alongside Shmurda's now-famous shmoney dance.
Who won the dance off?
Find out when the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards airs on Oct. 14 at 8PM ET.