Rapper Saweetie made her BET Hip Hop Awards debut, but apparently, folks weren’t feeling it until a rap vet came in to save the set. See her performance with Petey Pablo, plus all of the green carpet and backstage pics of your faves inside…
Rap newbie Saweetie landed a hit with her banger “My Type.” It landed her on the Billboard charts, it gets major radio play and she even got the chance to perform it at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired last night. The show was previously taped the weekend before.

”My Type” samples Petey Pablo’s 2003 track “Freek-a-Leek,” produced by Lil Jon. So, it’s only right she brought the Hip Hop heads out during her debut performance. And it’s a good thing she did. Folks were sounding off on Twitter about her lackluster performance and praised Petey (and Lil Jon) for saving her set.
Saweetie performance is fucking I’m disgusted #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/W0PJbQeOGu
— Dee Baby (@Deesmoooveee) October 9, 2019
Get saweetie lip singing ass off this damn stage dancing like this a 2004 pep rally #BetHipHopAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/WFVfGpXAxD
— Miss Alinda (@ThatChicKirby) October 9, 2019
Saweetie is really out here lip syncing this basic ass song? #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/LfWQhVIzxW
— Amanda (@amanda2saint) October 9, 2019
Lil Jon and Petey Pablo coming to save Saweetie’s performance #HipHopAwards #BetHipHopAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/80M1rObH7p
— q (@_dearwallflower) October 9, 2019
I hope Saweetie realize that applause was for Lil Jon and Petey #HipHopAwards
— Jawan (@LitIndividuals) October 9, 2019
Petey Pablo’s 1 min performance >>>>> whatever Saweetie was up there doing #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/HBtYteGMYC
— SaSa LeLe (@iHeart_youKeish) October 9, 2019
Her boyfriend Quavo liked it though:
If you’re not supporting me like how Quavo supports Saweetie, leave me alone pic.twitter.com/Z4hDzz2GiH
— Mel Bae (@__melbae) October 9, 2019
Well hell, he better.  That’s what bae is for.  And to urge her to practice.
Peep their performance below:


The ICY rapper was all boo’d up with her BAE Quavo. During the show, they were all loved up and being extra cutesy and cuddly.
#Saweetie and bae #Quavo in LOVE LOVE
( : @bet) pic.twitter.com/hUp0SDavTO
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) October 9, 2019

Quavo’s Migos bandmate Offset was in the mix after hitting the stage with DaBaby. He snapped it up with Teyana Taylor, who presented an award.

Megan Thee Stallion was spotted backstage after she opened the show. Peep her HOTTIE-approved performance below: 

The Head Hottie won her first BET Hip Hop Award, scooping up the Mixtape Of The Year Award for FEVER:

Comedian Lil Duval brought the laughs as this year’s host.

New dad again Chance The Rapper was tapped to perform. He served up vocals for his track “Sun Come Down.” Check it: 

Backstage, he snapped it up with Avengers star Anthony Mackie.
On the afterparty scene, he and his wife Kirsten drove the boat with Megan Thee Stallion.

Rapper Rick Ross – who was tapped to present – and T-Pain linked up backstage after their performance.
Check it out below:

Rapsody put on a powerful performance and KILLED it. Catch her vibes below:

On the carpet…

Lil Kim – who rocked custom Dapper Dan x Gucci threads – hit the green carpet with her Junior M.A.F.I.A. family before she accepted the “I Am Hip Hop” Award and performed.

Sup, Cease.

Host Lil Duval  was all smiles on the carpet before getting to his hosting duties.

The Chi-town rapper brought his wife Kirsten – decked out in all white everything – on the carpet with him.

Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert – who recently celebrated their third anniversary – served up coupledom vibes. When Iman isn’t shooting hoops on the court, he raps. He participated in one of the Cyphers: 

Not only did Saweetie show love to the Hip Hop vets on stage, she also showed love on the carpet. According to designer Angel Brinks, she paid homage to Jay-Z’s “Excuse Me Me Miss” Spring ‘03 Trosman Churba dress.




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Beautiful @saweetie at #bethiphopawards paying homage to JayZ’s “Excuse Me Miss” Spring ‘03 Trosman Churba dress, we collaborated with @bryonjavar for the recreation! Wasn’t easy to make, hard to see in the video, but this dress has 100% beading!! Beautiful! Awards come on tonight on BET.
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Before he rocked the stage with Saweetie, Petey Pablo snapped it up on the carpet.

Rapper Kash Doll made a colorful appearance on the carpet. She also rapped in one of the Cyphers. Peep it above with Iman Shumpert.

Rapper Dave East rapped for late rapper Nipsey Hussle on the carpet.

Rapper DaBaby showed off his custom Dapper Dan x Gucci ensemble before he hit the stage with Offset.

He brought his mother along as his date. He won Best New Hip Hop Artist.
Peep his performance and his acceptance speech below: 

Rappers Rick Ross, Lil Boosie (and his son), Juicy J (in an interesting ‘fit), B.o.B., T-Pain, Blac Youngsta, and O.T. Genasis (who’s about to have a baby with on-again, off-again girlfriend Malika Haqq) were in the mix:

There’s ALOT going on here Juicy.

And here B.o.B.

OT Genasis recently made his “KUWTK” debut.

Quality Control honcho Pierre Thomas brought two of his four kids along.

Rapsody hit the carpet like the queen she is.

Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya was in the mix. His new movie, Queen & Slim, with Jodie Turner Smith hit theaters next month. See the trailer HERE.

XSCAPE singer Tamika Scott showed off her curves in a golden bodycon dress alongside her daughter, Young Niyah:




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God is good! Watching my mini me @officialyoungniyah walk the green carpet @bet #bethiphopawards following her destiny #living her dream #youngniyah #tamikascott #likewhoa #new #music #xscape #xscapebabies
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Oh, hey Musiq Soulchild!

“Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta ” star Tommie Lee turned the carpet into her own photoshoot.

Former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star/rapper Yung Berg made an appearance.

“Queen Sugar” star Omar Dorsey was also in the mix.
In case you missed, check out Lil Kim accept her “I Am Hip Hop” Award and performance HERE.
Photos: Getty