Awards & Winners

MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video

MTV Video Music Award

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. This explains the recognition of non-hip-hop songs such as "Thong Song" and "I'm Real". 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 nine between 2004 and 2014. Nicki Minaj was the first woman to win this category in six years.
Date Established : 1999

Check all the winners of MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video presented under MTV Video Music Award since 1999 .

Drake, Majid Jordan

Honored for : Hold On (We\u2019re Going Home)

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald Glover 3005
Drake Hold On (We\u2019re Going Home)
Majid Jordan Hold On (We\u2019re Going Home)
Eminem Berzerk
Kanye West Black Skinhead
Wiz Khalifa We Dem Boyz

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton

Honored for : Can't Hold Us

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
ASAP Rocky Fuckin' Problems
2 Chainz Fuckin' Problems
Drake Fuckin' Problems
Kendrick Lamar Fuckin' Problems
J. Cole Power Trip
Miguel Jontel Pimentel Power Trip
Drake Started from the Bottom
Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools (Drank)
Macklemore Can't Hold Us
Ryan Lewis Can't Hold Us
Ray Dalton Can't Hold Us

Drake, Lil Wayne

Honored for : HYFR

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Drake HYFR
Lil Wayne HYFR
Donald Glover Heartbeat
Kanye West Mercy
Big Sean Mercy
Pusha T Mercy
2 Chainz Mercy
Nicki Minaj Beez in the Trap
2 Chainz Beez in the Trap
Jay-Z Paris
Kanye West Paris

Nicki Minaj

Honored for : Super Bass

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nicki Minaj Super Bass
Chris Brown Look at Me Now
Lil Wayne Look at Me Now
Busta Rhymes Look at Me Now
Kanye West All of the Lights
Kid Cudi All of the Lights
Rihanna All of the Lights
Lil Wayne 6 Foot 7 Foot
Cory Gunz 6 Foot 7 Foot
Lupe Fiasco The Show Goes On


Honored for : Not Afraid

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eminem Not Afraid
B.o.B Airplanes
Hayley Williams Airplanes
Jay-Z On to the Next One
Swizz Beatz On to the Next One
Kid Cudi Pursuit of Happiness
MGMT Pursuit of Happiness
Ratatat Pursuit of Happiness
Drake Forever
Lil Wayne Forever
Eminem Forever
Kanye West Forever


Honored for : We Made You

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West Love Lockdown
Jay-Z D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
Eminem We Made You
Asher Roth I Love College
Flo Rida Right Round

Lil Wayne, Stephen Garrett

Honored for : Lollipop

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West Homecoming
Chris Martin Homecoming
Flo Rida Low
T-Pain Low
Lil Wayne Lollipop
Stephen Garrett Lollipop
Lupe Fiasco Superstar
Matthew Santos Superstar
Mary J. Blige Just Fine

The Black Eyed Peas

Honored for : My Humps

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
The Black Eyed Peas My Humps
Common Testify
Daddy Yankee Rompe
Three 6 Mafia Stay Fly
Young Buck Stay Fly
Eightball & MJG Stay Fly
Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
Kanye West Gold Digger

Missy Elliott, Fatman Scoop, Ciara

Honored for : Lose Control

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Missy Elliott Lose Control
Ciara Lose Control
Fatman Scoop Lose Control
Kanye West Jesus Walks
Nas Bridging the Gap
Olu Dara Bridging the Gap
Snoop Dogg Drop It Like It's Hot
Pharrell Williams Drop It Like It's Hot
Common Go


Honored for : Hey Ya!

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nelly Shake Ya Tailfeather
Sean Combs Shake Ya Tailfeather
Murphy Lee Shake Ya Tailfeather
Kanye West All Falls Down
Syleena Johnson All Falls Down
Chingy Holidae In
Ludacris Holidae In
Snoop Dogg Holidae In
Outkast Hey Ya!
The Black Eyed Peas Hey Mama

Missy Elliott

Honored for : Work It

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Missy Elliott Work It
Snoop Dogg Beautiful
Pharrell Williams Beautiful
Charlie Wilson Beautiful
Jay-Z 03 Bonnie & Clyde
Beyoncé Knowles 03 Bonnie & Clyde
Nelly Hot in Herre
Busta Rhymes I Know What You Want
Mariah Carey I Know What You Want
Flipmode Squad I Know What You Want

Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule

Honored for : I'm Real (Remix)

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Missy Elliott One Minute Man
Ludacris One Minute Man
Trina One Minute Man
Ja Rule Always on Time
Ashanti Always on Time
Jennifer Lopez I'm Real (Remix)
Ja Rule I'm Real (Remix)
Busta Rhymes Pass the Courvoisier, Part II
Sean Combs Pass the Courvoisier, Part II
Pharrell Williams Pass the Courvoisier, Part II
Fat Joe What's Luv?
Ashanti What's Luv?
Outkast The Whole World
Killer Mike The Whole World


Honored for : Ms. Jackson

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
City High What Would You Do?
Gwen Stefani Let Me Blow Ya Mind
Eve Let Me Blow Ya Mind
Outkast Ms. Jackson
Macy Gray Request Line
The Black Eyed Peas Request Line
Missy Elliott Get Ur Freak On


Honored for : Thong Song

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sisqó Thong Song
Lauryn Hill Everything Is Everything
Q-Tip Vivrant Thing
Method Man N 2gether Now
Limp Bizkit N 2gether Now
Juvenile Back That Thang Up

Beastie Boys

Honored for : Intergalactic

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
TLC No Scrubs
Beastie Boys Intergalactic
Janet Jackson What's It Gonna Be?!
Busta Rhymes What's It Gonna Be?!
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing)