Rapsody Gives Powerful Speech After Winning "Lyricist of the Year"

BET Music Showcase – Grammy Weekend 2020

Believe it or not, Rapsody just won her first award ever.

The North Carolina rapper took home "Lyricist of the Year" at the 2020 Hop Hop Awards. She was awarded by T.I. and in the speech, Rapsody thanks her team, BET, and those who have inspired her in her career.

“I won a BET Award!? I thought I came here to do a cypher! YOOOOO!!!” Holding the tears back, she said, “This my first award for anything. I ain’t gonna cry because I’m tough, but I’m gonna tell you I’m happy it’s from BET. Cause it means something that it’s from a Black network. And for Lyricist of the Year, the women don’t always get represented for that. So, I’m grateful.” “Thank God. Jamla Records. Roc Nation. To all the women, MCs, spitters that came before me... Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, Jean Grae, we could go on and on. Yo, this is crazy."

Congratulations Rapsody!

Watch her acceptance for "Lyricist of the Year" below.

Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

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