Lil KIm and P. Diddy at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Awards shows always bring the drama and the delight - the BET Hip Hop Awards are no different.

The 2017 BET Hip Hop awards premieres on Friday 13 October at 21:00 on BET, also available to stream on DStv Now and we can’t wait! From drama to performances and not forgetting fashion, we’re expecting for it to be a show to remember!

Of course with excitement for this year’s awards show, we can’t help but remember moments from past shows. From the good to the bad, there’s always something to talk about each year. Here are a few notable moments.

Track of the Year goes to Remy Ma and Fat Joe

Yes, who would have thought I’d add this here – being a #TeamMinaj fan and all. I’ll give props where it’s due, Remy Ma and Fat Joe winning Track of the Year for All the Way Up (featuring French Montana) in 2016 came as a surprise when we all thought her career was pretty much redundant. Kudos to her. And yes, this was a collab but all eyes were on Remy.

Diddy dropping the beats

Besides sharing the stage with his fellow veteran music heavyweights like Styles P, King Los and Lil’ Kim, fans were in for a surprise when P. Diddy performed a brand new song Workin’ in 2015.

Snoop’s skits

We all love us some Snoop Dogg (Lion – whatever you feel) but his hosting skills in 2014 left some less than impressed. We’ll give an A for effort but perhaps he should stray away from comedy and stick to what he’s good at.

Beyoncé’s opening performance

Anyone who says a Queen Bey performance is boring is probably telling a white lie. As always she delivered in 2016 and had a special guest star: Kendrick Lamar to perform Freedom. We love surprises and this was a pleasant one indeed.

Now that we’ve caught you up to speed, why not take a look at the memorable fashion from the BET Hip Hop Awards Shows from the last few years? Don’t forget to check the 2017 BET Hip Hop awards premiering on Friday 13 October at 21:00 on BET, also available to stream on DStv Now.