DJ Khaled Celebrates Being Named Host Of 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards


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(AllHipHop News) The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards will get the DJ Khalid treatment. The event had been hosted by Snoop Dogg for years, but Khalid is taking over the September 17 event.

The Miami-based entertainer used his social media accounts to celebrate the announcement of his new gig. He wrote on one Instagram post, “Be ready!! Fan luv !! I got us !!!”

The chart topper added in a press release, “I am extremely honored to be a part of such an incredible show that has watched me grow as an artist and mogul throughout my career. The Hip Hop Awards are synonymous with a night of stellar performances and tributes to the greatest hip hop artists of our time. I am excited to bring cloth talk and the major keys to the Hip Hop Awards for an iconic and memorable show!”

Khalid just served as one of the masters of ceremonies for the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show. He was joined by Charlamagne Tha God of The Breakfast Club and Lizzo of Wonderland.

Drake goes into the Hip Hop Awards with the most nominations (14). The OVO leader is followed by Future with 10 and Kanye West with 8.

Besides hosting duties, Khaled is also up for 9 trophies at the award show. The Major Key album creator has the chance to win “DJ of the Year,” “Best Hip-Hop Video,” “MVP of the Year,” “Track of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and other honors.

“DJ Khaled has made waves as the most influential pop culture star of the year and it is an honor to have the Snapchat King himself hosting the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016,” said Stephen Hill, BET Networks President of Programming. “We can’t wait to see his incredible energy, humor and ‘major’ keys brought to life in the show!”

The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards will broadcast on October 4.

They didnt want me to host the 2016 @bet Hip Hop Awards!! So guess what?? Im your host!! Tune in Oct 4th!! 8pm/7c #HipHopAwards #WeTheBest We have a lot of surprises!!!! Be ready! ?

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Be ready!! Fan luv !! I got us !!! @bet @hiphopawards !!! They said I would never host the @bet @hiphopawards so now I’m your host!! @wethebestmusic ??????

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