Kanye West wins best hip-hop artist at BET awards

His opinion counts...
His opinion counts...

Kanye West won twice at this year's annual Black Entertainment Awards (BET), scooping best male hip-hop artist and best collaboration for Good Life featuring T-Pain. Hip-hop act UGK (aka Underground Kingz) also took home two awards - best group and video of the year for International Player's Anthem featuring Outkast.

Never one to hide behind modesty, Kanye had this to say when picking up his second gong: "I am one of the kings in this game right now and my opinion counts - that's why I did a song with T-Pain".

Other victors include Alicia Keys and Chris Brown for best female and male R&B artist respectively, Missy Elliot for best female hip-hop artist and The Dream for best newcomer. Lil' Wayne picked up the public vote with the viewers' choice award and Al Green was honoured with a lifetime achievement.

Here's the full list of winners:
Female R&B artist - Alicia Keys
Male R&B artist - Chris Brown
Best group - UGK
Gospel artist - Marvin Sapp
Female hip-hop artist - Missy Elliot
Male hip-hop artist - Kanye West
Viewers' choice - Lil' Wayne
BET J award - Raheem DeVaughn
Best new artist - The Dream
Best collaboration - Good Life ft Kanye West and T-Pain
Video of the year - International Player's Anthem ft UGK and Outkast
Lifetime achievement award - Al Green

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