The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards once again stepped up its game this year by bringing out some heavy hitters to grace the illustrious Atlanta Civic Center stage with unexpected appearances by some of the biggest names in hip hop today.
As Hip Hop Enquirer’s staff consisting of Dasha Ware, Director of Marketing and sometime videographer and celebrity photographer to the stars Donna Permell ascended on this year’s red carpet to capture one of the best experiences in hop unfold while I was running around trying to snatch up a few exclusive interviews from some of hip hop’s finest.
Frankie from the Frankie & Neffe show was one of the first to arrive and she once again grabbed the headlines by crying on the carpet when asked whether or not her superstar daughter Keyshia Cole was “looking out for her” and she was quick to set the record straight by explaining that it was her daughter who was responsible for her own reality show success. Of course Clifford “TI” Harris didn’t attend this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 10 because he is currently serving short prison stint with the feds. However, the rapper managed to take home two awards at this year’s event. He won best Hip-Hop Collaboration for his duet with Rihanna in single “Live Your Life” and was honored with Album of the Year for his latest studio installment of “Paper Trail”
Since T.I. was absent, his fiancee Tameka “Tiny” Cottle came onto the stage to accept the two trophies on his behalf. She also read a letter written by the King in which he stated. “Although I’m not there with you all, I’m there in spirit,” Tameka read. “My road to redemption is almost over. … Thanks for the support.”
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Stayed tuned for behind the scenes videos and additional images from this year’s Bet Hip Hop Awards, shout out to my team at HHE for getting all the exclusives and celebrity drops.
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