Rapper Snoop Dogg was honored at the taping of the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards last night.
The veteran rapper was handed the award by Kendrick Lamar in front of a packed crowd at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre.
“He mastered the game through tests and challenges that earned him the respect of a college professor, except his game came from the streets,” Lamar said. “He put (me) on game, so I would avoid the same pitfalls … Snoop Dogg was the God, and continues to be so.”
Snoop Dogg honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards
Receiving the award, Snoop gave advice to upcoming rappers, advising them to keep pushing.
“To all the young rappers in the game, a lot of people don’t understand you. Y’all are misunderstood,” he said. “I was misunderstood at the beginning. So you got to keep pushing, be original and diverse. Hip-hop was created many years ago and it’s taken people so many places. You have to be who you are.”