Hip Hop at The Billboard Awards: Is Kanye the GOAT?

posted December 08, 2005 12:00:00 AM CST | 0 comments

In Las Vegas, the Billboard Awards featured some fine performances and allowed Kanye West to put his ego on full display in a manner reminiscent of the great Muhammad Ali. After spilling his soul when receiving his Artist Achievement Award to the packed MGM Arena, Kanye capped off a humble speech with a playful I still think Im the greatest.

Backstage Kanye noted that he has a really big project coming up that remains a secret as well as letting the people know what he has in store for 2006. G.O.O.D. Music will be releasing highly anticipated projects from the likes of Consequence, GLC and Farnsworth Bentley. He also says that hes saving his collabo with John Mayer for his next album.

You want more Kanye news? Well it seems as if Mr. West will be getting into the film business. "I'm breaking into film, which is my new love. I actually had a meeting with Quentin Tarantino earlier today." he told Billboard backstage. How will this play out? Sounds like it could be incredible given the fact that Kanye harbors so much talent.

As for the rest of the awards, Lil Jon and Usher took home Rap Song of the Year honors with Lovers and Friends. The interesting thing is that the song is so huge WITHOUT a video. 50 Cent took home Rap Artists of the Year honors as well Ringtone of the Year for Candy Shop.

Performances from Ciara (whos performance mixed elements of Janet Jackson and The Matrix) and R. Kelly (who gave a steamy poolside performance of Slow Wind) highlighted the evening. Daddy Yankee and Pharrell rocked the stage as well as Gwen Stefani and Slim Thug who kept it Luxurious.

Crazy parties capped off an evening in Vegas that made the 2005 Billboard Awards the place to be. And who better than Hiphopdx.com to give you the scoop?

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