Lil Baby has had one incredible year when it comes to fan accolades and critical acclaim. So it raised many eyebrows when the Atlanta rapper failed to win the Hip Hop Artist of the Year category at yesterday’s BET Hip Hop Awards.
Let’s be clear, thinking Lil Baby should have won should not in any way disregard or discount the accomplishments of the winner in the aforementioned category, Megan Thee Stallion—who also beat out DaBaby, Drake, Future and Roddy Ricch. While she did drop an EP this year, Suga, which features her hit “Savage,” Megan still hasn’t dropped her proper solo debut. Nevertheless, she’s covered TIME, was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live and traded bars with Cardi B on “WAP”—and she was unfortunately shot by Tory Lanez this year.
But Lil Baby’s resume has been nothing short of stellar. In 2020 he has dozens of gold and platinum singles to his name and sophomore album, My Turn, released at the end of February, was the only project to go double platinum this year.
Lil Baby did pick up an award for “Best Impact Track” (his “The Bigger Picture”) while Megan also took home a trophy for “Hustler of the Year” and “Best Collaboration.”
Another interesting fact is that despite multiple nominations of his own, DaBaby didn’t win a single award. Cold game.
Peep fans chime in on what happened below.
y’all gone hate me, but lil baby definitely should’ve won. https://t.co/4g146U5Gnp— JaJa (@JasmynnMari) October 28, 2020
2. Conspiracy theories already going up…
You mean to tell me Megan had a better year then Lil Baby, You mean to tell me “SugAh” was a better album then My Turn, ... you telling me this has nothing to do with her getting shot pic.twitter.com/NGz6Jhsjng— 🌸Phallon🌸 (@PhallonXOXO) October 28, 2020
Megan over Lil Baby ??? 😂😂😂 it’s the sympathy award for me— traecember 🇨🇲 (@lilafricaa) October 28, 2020
That hip-hop artist of the year award should’ve definitely gone to Lil Baby or Roddy..— BlackySpeakz (@BlackySpeakz) October 28, 2020
Did Lil Baby get shot in both feet and twerk 2 weeks later? I don’t think so https://t.co/wPiSvBBXEv— That rabbit guy (@Son_ImSleep) October 28, 2020
me watching niggas on the TL cry about Lil Baby getting "robbed" by Megan pic.twitter.com/wBqAgzgvDt— 𝑎𝑛𝑖™ (@angelgirlannie) October 28, 2020
lil baby really got robbed man— kordell (@koordell) October 28, 2020
9. But they’re both…never mind…
Not men being THAT pressed about lil baby losing to Megan... What happened to “I’m rooting for everyone Black” 🥱 pic.twitter.com/SqkV2PSLjM— Maybe: Shay 🎄 (@babyybluegirl) October 28, 2020
Lil Baby should be artist of the year just from this song alone 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PGoumpHcdw— Tóxico pero fiel 😌 (@elgueroatl) October 28, 2020
Lil baby got robbed by BET . Disgusting— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) October 28, 2020