The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped Saturday (Sep 29) at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, and featured performances from Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, T.I., Future, Rick Ross and many others.

The show, hosted by Mike Epps, also featured a tribute to Violator manager Chris Lighty from Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Diggy Simmons and A Tribe Called Quest.

Hip-Hop legend Rakim also received the “I Am Hip Hop Icon” award from T.I. and Kendrick Lamar, who was honored as “Lyricist of the Year.”

Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Kirko Bangz, Omarion, French Montana and Meek Mill also took to the stage during this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, scheduled to air on Tuesday, October 9th.

Check out over 30+ pics from the show below:

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