YouTube star shines at BET Hip Hop Awards
October 13th, 2010
04:02 PM ET

YouTube star shines at BET Hip Hop Awards

Awards shows are all about the performances and the BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 was no different.

Despite appearances by rap stars like Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka Flame, one of the most buzzed about performances was by a YouTube star.

Antoine Dodson took to the stage to perform just a bit of his hit “Bedroom Intruder” song, with its infectious “Hide your wife, hide your kids” refrain. Dodson performed with Michael Gregory on keyboard. Gregory is the impressario who took Dodson’s appearance on an Alabama newscast explaining how he saved his sister from an alleged rapist and transformed into an auto-tuned ditty.

The pair’s appearance on stage was greeted with cheers and some audience members were shown mouthing the words to the “Bed Intruder” song.

Fans also seemed to be delighted with a series of cyphers featuring some hip hop’s most beloved luminaries. A cypher references the 360 degree circle where rappers come together and freestyle their best rhymes against each other. Rapper Joe Budden summed it up as “kind of like the hood’s ‘American Idol.’”

Social networking sites were all abuzz about a cypher which featured a West Coast versus East Coast showdown. Rapper Ice Cube and his two sons, rappers OMG and Doughboy, “battled” the legendary rapper Rev. Run from Run-DMC and his sons Diggy and JoJo.

While the performance was pre-taped, the audience could clearly be heard going wild when 15-year-old Diggy Simmons rhymed, “I’m a star kid and I swear if Nicki babysit me I just might learn what a Minaj is,” referencing one of the night's big winners, female rap star Nicki Minaj.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Sedrick

    Who r u?

    October 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nicole

    He has got to be the most absurd yet hilarious man alive.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pauline

    OOOP's....forgot the ( H ) in him...brain fart!!...

    October 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pauline

    Holy Moly!!!!....I love Antoine Dodson!!!...I wish im all the best for him and his family!!:)...Never change Antoine you are beautiful...You make me smile every time I hear you in that crazy remix!!

    October 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |

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