BET Announces 2014 Cyphers Lineup, Fans React on Twitter
Last year, the posse cyphers with Top Dawg Entertainment garnered plenty of controversy and heated reactions thanks to Kendrick Lamar's ferocious freestyle. This year, Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew -- Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter, Berner and Chevy Woods -- will spit bars together on the awards show.
Meanwhile, fresh from her prison bid, Remy Ma will appear in a cypher along with fellow rhyme-spitters Snow tha Product, Lil Mama and Chicago's own Dreezy.
Other rappers participating in the segment include Remy Ma's husband Papoose, David Banner, G-Eazy, Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, Troy Ave, Logic, Treach, Genesis, Dee-1, Detroit Che, Loaded Lux, King Los, Corey Charron, DJ Scratch, T-Rex, Goodz, Rain 910, Conceited, Tsu Surf, Dillon Cooper, Two-9, Jarren Benton, Andy Mineo and Emilio Rojas.
While this is a good list of rappers for the cypher, we're a little disappointed that G-Unit, who recently reunited over the summer, are not included in the lineup.
In addition to the cyphers, the performance lineup has been ironed out. Rappers T.I., Common, Birdman, YG, Jay Electronica, DJ Mustard, Bobby Shmurda, Young Thug, TeeFlii, Vince Staples, Rich Homie Quan and Rae Sremmurd are slated to rock the mic at the Hip Hop Awards.
Snoop Dogg returns to host the event with Nelly and Teyana Taylor presenting trophies to the winners. Veteran beat-boxer Doug E. Fresh is this year's "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" honoree.
The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped in Atlanta this weekend for a broadcast premiere on Oct. 14 at 8PM ET.
Upon hearing the news of the 2014 BET Cyphers, folks went on Twitter to voice their excitement and disappointment about the lineup. Read the tweets below.
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