The 2016 BET Awards premier Sunday June 26, 2016. Fans are saying this will be one of the saddest BET Award shows, because of tribute to Prince, Natalie Cole, and Muhammad Ali. Besides the tributes, it will include a very talented competition in the Hip Hop categories. The category for Best Female Hip Hop Artist includes: Dej Loaf, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma. Best Male Hip Hop Artist includes: Drake, Future, Fetty Wap, J Cole, Kendrix Lamar, and Kanye West.