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MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video was first given out at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The award, according to MTV, was originally intended for hip-hop-inspired songs, not necessarily actual hip-hop music videos (which were instead honored by "Best Rap Video"). This explains the recognition of non-hip-hop songs such as "Thong Song" and "I'm Real (Remix)". This award was not given out in 2007, as the VMAs were revamped and most original categories were eliminated; however, Best Hip-Hop Video was reinstated in 2008. By then, though, the rules had relatively changed, as R&B and rap videos also became eligible for nominations in this category since the awards for Best Rap Video and Best R&B Video were not brought back. OutKast, Missy Elliott, and Eminem are the biggest winners in this category, each having won twice. Kanye West owns the most nominations, having received a total of eight between 2004 and 2012. Nicki Minaj was the first woman to win this category in six years.


Year Winner Other nominees
1999 Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"
2000 Sisqó — "Thong Song"
2001 OutKast — "Ms. Jackson"
2002 Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule) — "I'm Real (Remix)"
2003 Missy Elliott — "Work It"
2004 OutKast — "Hey Ya!"
2005 Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) — "Lose Control"
2006 The Black Eyed Peas — "My Humps"
2007 No award given
2008 Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) — "Lollipop"
2009 Eminem — "We Made You"
2010 Eminem — "Not Afraid"
2011 Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"
2012 Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) — "HYFR"
2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton) — "Can't Hold Us"
  • A$AP Rocky (featuring 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar) — "Fuckin' Problems"
  • J. Cole (featuring Miguel) — "Power Trip"
  • Drake — "Started from the Bottom"
  • Kendrick Lamar — "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

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