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Q-Tip, 50 Cent & More Pay Tribute To Chris Lighty At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

By 10.10.12

Putting together a tribute performance for a fallen member of the music industry is always a tricky task, weighted with the challenge of meeting varying expectations and striking the right balance between being celebratory and mournful. Doubly so for BET in their tribute to high profile Hip-Hop executive Chris Lighty, whose recent suicide remains under a cloud of suspicion and disbelief.

While the BET Hip-Hop Awards have been criticized for not attracting enough A-list talent, the show’s tribute to Lighty featured a who’s who of Lighty associates: A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliot ran through some of their biggest hits in memory of the man that helped introduce them to the world, and 50 Cent and Fat Joe also hit the stage in addition to fulfilling Lighty’s previously ignored request for them to squash their longstanding beef.

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