Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean both win three BET Hip Hop Awards

Kendrick Lamar
Image caption Kendrick Lamar single Swimming Pools (Drank) made it into the top 20 of the US singles chart in 2012

Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean were the big winners at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards.

Both rappers won three prizes followed by Drake, J. Cole and Fetty Wap, who all won two.

Lamar, who enjoyed success earlier this year with his third album To Pimp A Butterfly, was named lyricist of the year at the ceremony which took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

He also won awards for impact track and hip hop video for his single Alright.

Big Sean
Image caption Kanye West and Jay Z both appeared on Big Sean's track Clique

Big Sean won the first award of the night for best club banger for his track IDFWU featuring E.40.

The rapper didn't go to the ceremony, which was filmed last Friday but was broadcast in the US on Tuesday night and hosted by Snoop Dogg.

He also won the award for best collaboration by a duo or group for his single Blessings, featuring Drake and Kanye West.

The trio were named people's champ for the same song.

Fetty Wap
Image caption Fetty Wap released his self-titled debut album last month

Fetty Wap's single Trap Queen was named track of the year and the rapper also took home the Who Blew Up award - that's the same as best breakthrough act.

Fetty wasn't at the ceremony after being injured in a motorbike crash in September. He also had to pull out of performing at 1Xtra Live in Leeds this weekend.

The prizes for best live performer and album of the year went to J. Cole for his record 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Drake beat Big Sean, Future, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar to be named MVP (most valuable player) of the year.

Image caption Drake is releasing his fifth studio album, provisionally called Views From The 6, next year

The "sweet 16: best featured verse" award went to Drake for My Way (Remix) by Fetty Wap featuring Drake.

Future opened the ceremony by performing a mix of his hits including Where Ya At and March Madness.

He won the award for best mixtape for 56 Nights.

Sean "Diddy" Combs
Image caption Sean "Diddy" Combs is the richest man in hip-hop, according to Forbes, and is worth $735m (£480m)

Sean "Diddy" Combs also took the stage during the ceremony, performing with Lil Kim and Styles P.

Dr Dre was named hustler of the year, beating Jay Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole, while the awards for DJ of the year and producer of the year went to DJ Mustard and the "made-you-look" award went to Dej Loaf, who performed her track Be Real with Kid Ink.

Image caption Scarface, an original member of the Geto Boys, was given the "I am hip hop" award

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