The legendary Nigerian musician Burna Boy was unexpectedly eliminated from the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 3, 2023, at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, after losing all seven of his nominations.
supporters of Burna Boy were taken aback and saddened by the results, which were announced to supporters worldwide on October 10, 2023.
Burna Boy competed in a number of esteemed categories at the event, including as Best Live Performer of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, and Hip Hop Artiste of the Year.
Burna Boy was left to accept the quality of his competitors when Kendrick Lamar won these categories, much to his dismay.
Burna Boy’s losses didn’t end there. Hustler of the Year went to the unstoppable 50 Cent, although he missed out on “Best Collaboration of the Year” to Lil Durk and J. Cole, whose song “All My Life” eclipsed Burna Boy’s “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” starring 21 Savage.
Another surprise was that Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock” won Best Hip Hop Video, putting Burna Boy’s “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” with 21 Savage back into the background.
The biggest moment of the evening came when his hit song “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” lost to J. Cole and Lil Durk for Song of the Year.