Rapsody Proudly Accepts 2020 BET Lyricist Of The Year Award: 'Women Don't Always Get Represented'

HipHop News Publicado en octubre 27, 2020 a 1:09

Rapsody Proudly Accepts 2020 BET Lyricist Of The Year Award: 'Women Don't Always Get Represented'

The 'EVE' mastermind made sure to thank her several of her predecessors, including Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and MC Lyte.

Rapsody was on Cloud 9 after she was unexpectedly dubbed Lyricist of the Year at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night (October 27).

Comedians DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean of South 85 surprised the Snow Hill, North Carolina-bred MC with the honor, explaining, “I know you thought you were here to introduce your cypher, but in actuality, T.I. has given a fine set up for the Lyricist of the Year and I do believe, you are one of them.”.centered-ad {

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From there, Tip took over and announced she was in fact, the winner. Rap popped up and screamed, “I won a BET Award!? I thought I came here to do a cypher! YOOOOO!!!”

On the verge of tears, she added, “This my first award for anything. I ain’t gon’ cry because I’m tough, but I’m gonna tell you I’m happy it’s from BET. ‘Cause it means something that it’s from a Black network. And for Lyricist of the Year, the women don’t always get represented for that. So, I’m grateful.”

Before Rapsody wrapped up her speech, she made sure to thank her predecessors who helped pave the way for other women, including her idol and former Fugee Lauryn Hill.

“Thank God,” she added. “Jamla Records. Roc Nation. To all the women, MCs, spitters that came before me — Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, Jean Grae — we could go on and o

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