Nelly to be honoured with I Am Hip Hop award at 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Nelly will be honoured with the I Am Hip Hop award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards in October. 

According to Entertainment Tonight, the Hot in Herre hitmaker will be recognised for his accomplishments in the industry, including a slew of chart-topping hits. 

ALSO READ | Nasty C nominated for 2021 BET Hip Hop Award

"I am honoured to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award," the 46-year-old rapper said in a statement.

"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," he added.

Catch the 16th annual BET Hip Hop Awards on Wednesday, 6 October at 03:00 CAT, with a repeat at 20:00 CAT on BET Africa (DStv 129).

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24