5 highlights from the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards

BET's 2016 Hip Hop Awards featured memorable moments from Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Gucci Mane as Drake, DJ Khaled and Chance the Rapper were the night's big winners.

In a social media world that's usually pretty unforgiving, the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards were surprisingly very well received.

Drake, who led the nominations with 14 nods, was the biggest winner, securing artist of the year, video of the year for "Hotline Bling," and album of the year for Views. Host DJ Khaled took home honors for DJ of the Year, MVP of the Year and Hustler of the Year, all of which were "major keys." Chance the Rapper secured another moment in his best year ever with best new artist and best mixtape. Probably the most emotional acceptance came from Remy Ma who had her comeback solidified and she and Fat Joe won track of the year and best collabo for "All the Way Up."

But it wasn't all about the trophies at the Awards. Here are the top 5 must-watch moments from the night.

Snoop Dogg was honored by Kendrick Lamar for a lifetime of contributions to hip-hop.

Lil Wayne had a tremendous return to form in what was supposed to just be a comedy playful cypher with Kevin Hart's rap alter-ego Chocolate Droppa.

T.I. brought his new politically charged music to the forefront for a show-stopping performance.

Gucci Mane has a victory lap on his career's biggest year by killing the stage in front of a ravenous hometown crowd.

Running directly opposite the Vice Presidential debates, Big K.R.I.T.'s performance and its pertinent seemed to connect with most hip-hop fans on social media.

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