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Jay-Z and Minaj reign at awards

The prestigious BET Hip Hop awards were held in Atlanta, Georgia last night celebrating the best artists in the scene. Big winners of the night included Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.

Popular femcee Minaj took home gongs for Rookie of the Year, Made-You-Look Style and People’s Champ. She currently features on’s tune ‘Check It Out’, the UK radio version of which includes vocals from Cheryl Cole.

Jay-Z was awarded as Best Live Performer and also picked up Best Hip Hop Video and Perfect Combo Award for his Alicia Keys collaboration ‘Empire State of Mind’.

MC Hammer, Salt-N-Pepa and Diddy also made appearances at the ceremony hosted by comedian Mike Epps.

Watch the official video for 'Empire State of Mind' below: