Performances


Rap stars took over the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, for the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Taped earlier this month, the 12th annual show made its television premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 16). Hosted by comedian/actor Deray Davis, this year’s party got started by Lil’ Pump and Gucci Mane, who opened the show with a medley of songs including their “Kept Back” collaboration. T.I., YG, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Duval with Ball Greezy, Lil’ Baby and Gunna, Flipp Dinero, and Pardison Fontaine hit the stage, plus a special performance by Cardi B filmed at South Beach’s popular LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau.

Lil’ Wayne received the biggest honor of the night, receiving this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for his run as one of Hip-Hop’s top artists for two decades. Watch all the performances below as they are updated during the broadcast.

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With his Poison album arriving on November 2, Swizz Beatz is is on a promo run to spread the word surrounding his new project. The hitmaking producer and French Montana paid a visit to HOT 97’s Funkmaster Flex Show this week, where they hit the airwaves to kick a freestyle. The two Bronx natives get some verses off over Big Daddy Kane’s “Young, Black, and Gifted.”

Swizzy and French would end their appearance by previewing a new track they’ve recorded together. Watch it all below.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! has invaded New York City for their five-episode Back To Brooklyn residency this week. To kick off the first show on Monday (Oct. 15), the late-night show delivered an epic moment with musical guest Eminem. To promote the new Marvel film Venom, Slim Shady performed the title track for the film’s soundtrack (which also appears on his No. 1 album Kamikaze) atop the iconic Empire State Building. Filmed primarily with a Google Pixel 3, watch the thrilling performance that includes a skit from Eminem and comedian Guillermo below.

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The current Los Angeles run of the “Aubrey & The Three Migos” tour is turning out to be the hottest stop of Drake and Migos’ current arena trek. So far, the first two of seven nights have seen appearances by LeBron James, Travi$ Scott, Tyga, and the Chris Brown reunion. The special guests kept rolling in during night three on Sunday night, as Cardi B popped up on stage at Staples Center to perform “Motorsport” with the Migos.

Drake had his own surprise for the sold-out crowd, bringing out QC’s Lil’ Baby. For the first-time, Drake and the Atlanta rapper performed their Billboard smash-hit “Yes Indeed.”

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After putting another beef to rest, Drake kept the surprises coming for night two of the “Aubrey & The Three Migos” tour stop at L.A.’s Staples Center. Following the reunion with Chris Brown just 24 hours earlier, the Toronto rapper brought out Travis Scott to perform their ASTROWORLD smash-hit “SICKO MODE.” The two were joined by a bigger, taller guest, as the new Los Angeles Laker LeBron James popped up on stage during the song’s second half. The three stars brought the house down during Drizzy’s verse, as they performed in front of a screaming sold-out crowd.

The evening wasn’t short on star power as Beyoncé and JAY-Z spent their date night watching the show. The Carters were spotted entering the arena and backstage following the show. Macklemore was another watcher seen backstage after the electric night.

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Drake and Chris Brown’s much-publicized beef goes back to 2012, mainly over the two have relationships with Rihanna. Attempts have been made to resolve the issues with no real success, that is until a few weeks ago when fans noticed the pair started following each other on Instagram. The 6 God and Breezy officially ended their beef on Friday night, during the “Aubrey & The Three Migos” tour stop in Los Angeles. Surprising the sold-out crowd at Staples Center, Drizzy brought out Chris Brown to perform the songs “Party” And “Freaky Friday.”

This is not a fan edit 😂Last time I was on stage with Breezy was 2009 at Virginia Commonwealth University…tonight I got to reconnect with him for the first night at Staples! I love a good full circle moment. Thank you,” said Drake in an Instagram caption. Adele, who was also in attendance, praised the Toronto superstar for an amazing show. Earlier in the night another one of Drake’s past foes, Tyga, joined the Migos to perform his smash-hit “Taste.”

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Ella Mai’s self-titled debut album is just one day away, out everywhere this Friday (Oct. 12). The R&B star paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (Oct. 10), appearing on the late-night program as musical guest. Backed by a live band, the singer delivered a performance of her latest single “Trip.” The record continues to be a mainstay on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, currently sitting at No. 20 this week.

Lead by the smash-hit “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai features guest appearances by Chris Brown, H.E.R. and John Legend. Watch the performance below.

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H.E.R. is closing out a busy year on the road, hitting a city near your on the 21-date tour “I Used to Know Her.” The R&B star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (Oct. 9), where the soulful songstress performed the song “As I Am.” The record appears on H.E.R.’s I Used to Know Her: The Prelude EP, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B album chart.

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Big Boi brought some groove, funk, and overall good vibes as the latest guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Stopping by NPR’s famed studio headquarters in D.C., the Atlanta veteran performed OutKast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” from Stankonia, “All Night” off his last year’s Boomiverse and “The Way You Move” from OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Sleepy Brown from Organized Noize and an eight-member band that included a bass player, DJ, drummer, guitarist and background vocals all supported Big Boi’s flawless session.

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Travis Scott brought the carnival to Saturday Night Live, serving as musical guest on episode two of the newly launched 44th season. Along with appearing in a few sketch monologues, the Houston rapper hit NBC’s Studio 8H for two performances. For his first appearance, the G.O.O.D. Music star surprised viewers as he was joined by John Mayer and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker for a medley of “Skeletons” and “Astrothunder.” Introduced by guest host and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina, Travis returned for a second performance, backed by an impressive visual show for “SICKO MODE.”

Both records appear on Scott’s latest album ASTROWORLD, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Travis’ “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” Tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Baltimore.

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