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 2012 winner of the award is Drake for his video "HYFR" with Lil Wayne
The 2013 winner of the award is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for there video "Can't Hold Us" with Ray Dalton
Year Winner Other nominees
1999 Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"
2000 Sisqó — "Thong Song"
2001 OutKast — "Ms. Jackson"
2002 Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule) — "I'm Real (Remix)"
2003 Missy Elliott — "Work It"
2004 OutKast — "Hey Ya!"
2005 Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) — "Lose Control"
2006 The Black Eyed Peas — "My Humps"
2007 No award given
2008 Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) — "Lollipop"
2009 Eminem — "We Made You"
2010 Eminem — "Not Afraid"
2011 Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"
2012 Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) — "HYFR"
2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton) — "Can't Hold Us"
2014 Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Hold On, We're Going Home"

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