Nelly will join a slew of musicians who’ll receive the BET “I Am Hip-Hop” Award. Other nominees include Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and LL Cool J, to name a few.
The show goes live on October 5th, 2021.
“This year, we’re honoring hip hop legend, award-winning rapper, actor, trendsetter, and social advocate,” captions BET on their Instagram page. “The 2021 I Am Hip Hop Award honoree is none other than @Nelly!”
The rapper is primarily known for spitting over country and hip-hop blended beats. Nelly spoke about this prestigious award to Billboard, saying
“I am honored to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award. I have been blessed to work with some incredible people in my career, making 22 years go by in the blink of an eye. This award isn’t just about Nelly; it is about my fans, BET, and the people that continue to support me and allow me to do what I love to do.”
Some of Nelly’s hits include “Dilemma,” “Air Force 1s,” “Country Grammar,” and “Hot In Here.” He entered the music realm in 2000 with his highly raved-about tape, Country Grammar.