The Best And Worst Dressed (And Most Heavily On Drugs) At The 2013 BET Awards

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are confusing. They’re apparently not the same thing as the BET Awards, and they also happened, like, two weeks ago, but are only airing now. Furthermore, there are roughly four awards actually handed out by my calculations. Some of these are named for corporate sponsors, like the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award for best collaboration, which I’m not even mad at because Reese’s are fucking delicious. But half of the recipients don’t even bother to show up. The BET Hip-Hop Awards are such a non-event that it was an absolutely struggle just to find images from it on the interweb. But hey, there were performances and pre-recorded cyphers and Snoop Dogg hosted, so it was better than 97% of other award shows based on that shit alone. And with an awards show focused on a genre so tuned into the fashions, obviously there were a ton of notable looks to break down. And who better than me—hip-hop expert, friend of several black people—to provide the expert analysis you so desperately seek.

Angelo Spagnolo is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

  • Slaid

    This whole article is full of hate.

    • Marc

      This whole article is full of spelling mistakes.

    • Jules

      The only positive comment he made was of Action Bronson (who is white like the writer), who wore a sweaty black tee shirt. This “writer” (if he can even be considered that) really needs to get a clue. Furthermore, I cannot take anyone seriously that proclaims to be a “hip-hop expert” and the “friend of several black people.” #HaveASeat #WhiteBoy

      • Kevin

        You aren’t really supposed to take it seriously bruh. Learn to laugh.

  • Alejandro Olmedo

    id like to see what ya writers are rocking probably dirty chucks

    • OK_ok

      Why so butthurt? These people don´t know who you are and they suck at dressing up (except a few).

  • Spud Jackson

    This article is wack and nothing but hate I loved the awards last night

  • James Branley

    This was just rude.

  • CCXX

    Trilogy was mediocre? your opinion is irrelevant.

    • WAVY

      It was and it still is. All sorts of wack. Soundtrack to every suburban AAs and UOs.

      • aubrey’s brother

        trilogy is great, stop being a bitch, in 2011 i bet you liked, about kiss land you can shit, though

  • Huh

    What the fuck is an “alphet”?

  • lovelessLP

    if you guys want someone who can actually spell to write for you, holla @ your boy

  • KP

    fyi their are more artists that transitioned from an actor to a rapper than just Drake (and they are actually rappers unlike Drake) that have made a great career Gambino is a recent example.

  • KP

    the article is hating on the awards because its a terrible awards show
    besides the cyphers its terrible. it gives away to awards to who ever they want not artists who deserve it and its an award show for some really shitty artists who might have a slim chance of winning an award that wouldnt win anything in an actual award show. plus looking at people dress like clowns is always fun

    • HH

      Agreed. ASAP Ferg beating Action Bronson, or anyone else for that matter, for Rookie of the year (not sure if that was the exact title)?!! Shit is wild. He had one hit, Shabba Ranks, which doesnt compare the amount of solid music Bronsolinio put out. Shit is wild.

    • fuckinyehdotcom

      Lololol ‘actual’ award show, you mean a White Media one? You’re clearly working through some prejudices but that’s okay, we’ll leave you to it.

      • TJ

        I think he’s basing it off of the fact that there’s not a definitive system to decide how people win these awards other than BET likes them or has a good relationship with the artist. Jay-Z nor Kanye, Drake, Rocky, or any other A-list artist even bothered showing up to the show besides Kendrick, and that was just to see the looks on peoples faces after his cypher played

  • Pretty Flacko

    jay rock crewneck’s made by 10 deep you fool!! know what u dissin

    • MeHigh

      They actually complimented Jay Rock’s sweatshirt.

  • L

    Hating ass fagget

  • realflyymommy

    This article was horrible and the writer is a self-proclaimed hip-hop “expert”? Dude please! You wouldn’t know real hip hop if it was playing right now. You are a hater, lame and can’t spell for sh*t , yet you are a writer? I have officially unliked Complex magazine because of this stupidity/

    • Jerms

      “I have officially unliked Complex magazine because of this stupidity”. Ummm homie this ain’t Complex.

      • fuckinyehdotcom

        ‘Part of the Complex Network’ with a fat Complex bar down at the bottom, but well done anyway.

  • Fernando Silva López

    B.O.B, that’s not a long shirt. That’s a dress.

  • WAVY

    This was an ok article y’all trippin…

  • KryptoH

    They consider this as in being worst dressed, when they be up all on A$AP saying he has style and is unique when he also dresses like shit just like these foo’s
    .

  • Jules

    The only positive comment he made was of Action Bronson (who is white like the writer), who wore a sweaty black tee shirt. This “writer” (if he can even be considered that) really needs to get a clue. Furthermore, I cannot take anyone seriously that proclaims to be a “hip-hop expert” and the “friend of several black people.” #HaveASeat #WhiteBoy

  • ImNotJulian

    jay rocks sweater with pockets? 10deep just dropped the same style sweater last year? what are you talking about?

  • lance $torm

    go and tell all these guys how to dress then ask complex how to write better articles

  • nicki

    The use of spell check (or lack thereof) in this artice is embarrassing.

  • Ghanaba

    funniest shit I have read in A LONG TIME

  • Lee Jones

    “And who better than me—hip-hop expert, friend of several black people.”

    Oh man….that sounds like some shit I would say when I’m too fucked up to be online.

  • K

    Ya’ll crazy this article is on point. I also think it’s meant to be taken humorously. Stop bein so hard

  • Hip-hop Expert

    People take Four Pins so seriously…

  • BOOOGA

    I don’t know whats worse, you watch the BET awards, Or you making a post about your views on all these shitty artists clothes. Nothing good ever comes from any award show, let alone a bunch of clown ass rappers.

  • J

    This whole website sucks.

  • Kevin

    I love how mad people get about this shit, it makes my day so much better. Most of y’all take yourselves way too seriously.

  • Rey

    Wow, this article is horrible. You’re trying way to hard to be funny.

  • yo

    sucked…try harder

  • Geovane M

    The Ludacris read was funny as fuck though! Lmao

  • kadakiss

    I just wanna know the brand of the patterned hoodie 2 Chainz is wearing. Been seeing it around but don’t know who makes it.

  • MrMarvlss

    Nice…

  • FilthFlarnFilth

    You know what I think, you dumb motherfucker!!?? That you want me to walk in your house while you’re sleeping, and take a shit on your chest. Lucky for you I’ll have a mexican dish before hand. Just one big shit burrito all in your mouth.

  • Valerie Ginger

    does anyone know where i can get the sweatrshirt jay rock wore at bet awards. i know its university of hawaii but cant seen to find it