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MC Lyte honored at BET Awards

MC Lyte honored at BET Awards

SHE IS HIP HOP: DJ and rap artist MC Lyte received the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images

MC Lyte was honored at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday for paving the way for female rappers.

The 42-year-old, who was the first woman to release a full-length rap album in 1988, was handed the I Am Hip-Hop Award by rapper Eve at the event at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Georgia.

Eve told the star-studded crowd, “She set the precedent for female freestylers. I’m truly, truly honored. She has meant so much to me in my career.”

Fellow female rap veteran Queen Latifah recorded a video message praising MC Lyte, as did superstar couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Accepting her prize, Lyte, real name Lana Michelle Moorer, said, “Please keep the dream alive, I am with you.”

Other winners included Drake, who was named the People’s Champ. The full list of award recipients will be revealed when the awards show is broadcast on Oct. 5.

Kendrick Lamar took to the stage to perform a four-minute freestyle rap, while Montana, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony also played.

Snoop Dogg hosted the ceremony.

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