Trina to Receive 'I Am Hip Hop' Honor at BET Hip Hop Awards


Rapper, producer, TV/radio personality, and entrepreneur Trina will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.

“I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” she said. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a femcee. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all WIN. Let’s keep winning!”

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said Trina is a "multi-talented" trendsetting artist.

"Trina ... has set cultural trends­ and continues to be passionate about giving back to her community," she said in a statement. "She has paved the way for several artists, and we look forward to honoring her impact and legacy on hip hop's biggest stage, BET Hip Hop Awards 2022."

Fat Joe is set to host this year's awards, and Drake leads the pack of nominees with 14 nominations. Kanye West follows with 10 nominations, while Kendrick Lamar earned nine. 

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped from Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30. The show will air Tuesday, October 4, at 9 p.m. EST on BET.