MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video

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The MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video was first given out at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The award, according to MTV, was originally intended for hip-hop-inspired songs, not necessarily actual hip-hop music videos (which were instead honored by "Best Rap Video"). This explains the recognition of non-hip-hop songs such as "Thong Song" and "I'm Real (Remix)". This award was not given out in 2007, as the VMAs were revamped and most original categories were eliminated; however, Best Hip-Hop Video was reinstated in 2008. By then, though, the rules had relatively changed, as R&B and rap videos also became eligible for nominations in this category since the awards for Best Rap Video and Best R&B Video were not brought back. OutKast, Missy Elliott, Eminem and Drake are the biggest winners in this category, each having won twice. Kanye West owns the most nominations, having received a total of nine between 2004 and 2014. Nicki Minaj was the first woman to win this category in six years.

The 2013 winner of the award is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for there video "Can't Hold Us" with Ray Dalton
The 2014 winner of the award is Drake for his "Hold On, We're Going Home"


Year Winner Nationality Other nominees
1999 Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"  United States
2000 Sisqó — "Thong Song"  United States
2001 OutKast — "Ms. Jackson"  United States
2002 Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule) — "I'm Real (Remix)"  United States
2003 Missy Elliott — "Work It"  United States
2004 OutKast — "Hey Ya!"  United States
2005 Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) — "Lose Control"  United States
2006 The Black Eyed Peas — "My Humps"  United States
2007 No award given
2008 Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) — "Lollipop"  United States
2009 Eminem — "We Made You"  United States
2010 Eminem — "Not Afraid"  United States
2011 Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"  Trinidad and Tobago
2012 Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) — "HYFR"  Canada

 United States

2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton) — "Can't Hold Us"  United States
2014 Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Hold On, We're Going Home"  Canada

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