Much has been said about Kendrick's BET cypher verse, especially considering it hasn't even been released in full yet. There's been confusion over who the Compton rapper is targeting in the snippet, though most have assumed it to be Drake.
Surprisingly enough, Lil Wayne hasn't received any nominations at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which was also the case at the BET Awards earlier in the summer. The New Orleans emcee has been fairly lauded in the past, but he won't be involved in either ceremony at all this year.
The BET Awards show are currently in progress, but the rapper with the most nominations does not seem to be in attendance. Drake led the pack with 12 nominations, however, rumor is he canceled his scheduled appearance at the awards show.
The BET awards are quickly approaching, and today we've been given a few of the performers set to take the stage at the big event. Things were already off to a big start with Chris Rock confirmed to host the show, but this new announcement has definitely taken anticipation to the next level.
This year the BET Awards show will see performances from a slew of hip-hop and r'n'b artists, including Chris Brown, T.I., Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and more.
As each performance happen, we'll update this page with the video streams of each artist (via Yardie).
The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around.
The BET Awards weekend has come to an end, but the talk that resulted from the hip-hop awards show is still happening. Ace Hood has been one of the most talked about artists that attended the event, not because he won an award, but because the bezel on his Rolex watch broke live on the red carpet.
The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday, and information about this year's cyphers has been revealed. Footage of the first cypher is already available - it features Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem and Astro flowing over beats provided by DJ Premier.
The annual BET Awards 2013 are going down tonight, and you can watch it all go down with the live stream. This year the show is hosted by Chris Tucker, and you'll see performances from Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Big Sean, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and more.
Just yesterday, Meek Mill was seen talking to Miss Info about his new album and hyping up his BET Awards pre-party, which he said would also be attended by Game and Lil Boosie. Taking place at L.A.'s Club Lure, the event would be marred by a fight that led to a stabbing.
Tonight wrapped up the 2013 edition of the BET Awards show in Los Angeles. The night was as eventful as ever, with performances from Chris Brown, Miguel, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and more, all hosted by Chris Tucker.