Kendrick Lamar took home five awards at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. But it was the emcee's controversial verse that actually swept Tuesday evening's telecast.
Before he even took to the stage to perform, #KendricksVerse was already trending on Twitter.
The artist, whose pointed dig at Drake and other hip-hop contemporaries stirred trouble after the release of his guest verse on Big Sean's "Control," finally responded to the feud during the show, which was taped Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Ga. In two minutes of an emotionally-fueled TDE cypher, Lamar spewed, "Yeah, and nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control.' And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes."
"Pin the tail on the donkey, boy you been a fake," he continued.
While the Nothing Was the Same artist was not present at the show to react to the jab, Drake nabbed a healthy helping of awards including the People's Champ honor for his single, "Started From the Bottom." He also won Best Hip-Hop Video for the same track. Other winners included Jay Z and J. Cole. View the complete list below.
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake – "Started From the Bottom"
Best Collaboration, Duo or Group: A$AP Rocky (ft. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) – "F—in' Problems"
Best Live Performer: Jay Z
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
Hustler of the Year: Jay Z
Best Hip-Hop Style: A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj
Best Hip-Hop Online Site: World Star Hip-Hop
Best Club Banger: French Montana (feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne) – "Pop That"
Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Sweet 16: Kendrick Lamar – "F—in' Problems"
Impact Track: J. Cole (feat. TLC) – "Crooked Smile"
MVP of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Track of the Year: Mike Zombie and Noah "40" Shebib – "Started From the Bottom"
Producer of the Year: Mike Will Made It
DJ of the Year: DJ Drama
Best Mixtape: Big Sean – Detroit
Rookie of the Year: A$AP Ferg
People's Champ Award: Drake – "Started From the Bottom"
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