The sixth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, offering an impressive array of performances from the old school (including a show-closing medley from Heavy D) and the new (Wiz Khalifa delivering a high-energy rendition of ‘Taylor Gang’).

Of course, plenty of honors were handed out along the way. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes led the night with five and four awards, respectively, while Nicki Minaj took home MVP of the Year and Kanye West won CD of the Year for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’ 

The ceremony also boasted appearances by DMX and Swizz Beatz, Big Sean, Roscoe Dash, Rick Ross, Wale, and T.I., who took the stage to perform ‘F.A.M.E.’ with Young Jeezy. Arguably the top honor of the night belonged to LL Cool J, who accepted the I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award.

Comedian Mike Epps hosted the awards, which were taped earlier in the month.

2011 BET Hip-Hop Award Winners:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Big Sean, ‘My Last’ Feat. Chris Brown

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes — WINNER!

DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Eminem, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ Feat. Rihanna

Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)

Ace Hood, ‘Hustle Hard’ (Remix) Feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Big K.R.I.T., ‘Country S–t’ (Remix) Feat. Ludacris & Bun B

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes — WINNER!

DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Lupe Fiasco, ‘Out of My Head’ Feat. Trey Songz

Best Live Performer

Busta Rhymes

Cee-Lo Green

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne — WINNER!

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne — WINNER!

Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Video Director of the Year

Gil Green

Anthony Mandler

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams — WINNER!

Producer of the Year

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

Kane Beatz

Lex Luger — WINNER!

No I.D.

Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj — WINNER!

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year

Lil Wayne, ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ Feat. Cory Gunz (Produced by Bangladesh)

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’ (Produced by Stargate) — WINNER!

DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (Produced by T-Minus)

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes (Produced by Diplo & Afrojack)

Big Sean, ‘My Last’ Feat. Chris Brown (Produced by Lex Luger)

CD of the Year

Big Sean, ‘Finally Famous’

Lupe Fiasco, ‘LASERS’

Nicki Minaj, ‘Pink Friday’

Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ — WINNER!

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Rolling Papers’

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Enuff

DJ Envy

DJ Khaled — WINNER!

DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year

Big K.R.I.T.

Big Sean

Frank Ocean

Diggy Simmons

Tyler the Creator

Wiz Khalifa — WINNER!

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj — WINNER!

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Best Hip Hop Online Site

All Hip Hop.com

Bossip.com

Nah Right.com

Rap Radar.com

World Star Hip Hop.com — WINNER!

Best Club Banger

Ace Hood, ‘Hustle Hard’ (Produced by Lex Luger)

DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (Produced by T-Minus)

Lil Wayne, ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ Feat. Cory Gunz (Produced by Bangladesh)

Waka Flocka Flame, ‘No Hands’ (Produced by Lex Luger) — WINNER!

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’ (Produced by Stargate)

YC Worldwide, ‘Racks’ Feat. Future (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape

Big K.R.I.T., ‘Return of 4Eva’

B.o.B, ‘No Genre’

J. Cole, ‘Friday Night Lights’ — WINNER!

Kendrick Lamar, ‘Section .80′

Frank Ocean, ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Busta Rhymes, ‘Look at Me Now’ (Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) — WINNER!

Lil Wayne, ‘Motivation’ (Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne)

Nicki Minaj, ‘Monster’ (Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Bright Lights, Bigger City’ (Cee-Lo Green Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Till I’m Gone’ (Tinie Tempah Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year

Diddy

Jay-Z — WINNER!

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes — WINNER!

Lil Wayne, ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ Feat. Cory Gunz

Nicki Minaj, ‘Moment 4 Life’ Feat. Drake

Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’

[PopCrush]