The 25-year-old star also won the Best Collaboration prize, for her remix of her tune Savage with Beyonce, and the Hustler of the Year gong.
Celebrating her wins, Megan shared the news on her Instagram page, writing: “HipHop Artist of the year , Hustler of the year , Best collaboration. LETS GO HOTTIES REAL MF HOTGIRL S**T. thank you @bet.”
Other big winners on the evening, which was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, included Roddy Ricch – who took home the Song of the Year prize for The Box and the Hip Hop Album of the Year gong for his record Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.
Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tee, won the Video Director of the Year prize, while Pop Smoke was named Best New Hip Hop Artist.
Master P was honored with the prestigious I Am Hip Hop Award, and grew emotional as he accepted the award, saying: “This is for the ones that they counted out. When they say you will never be nothing, you know that there is no limit to your dreams and your success became I did it, you can do it.
“I’ve been in the game for over 30 years. I went from having nothing to making millions. That’s how beautiful god is… Always believe in yourself and your brand. Keep chasing your dream and your goal.”
Performances on the evening came from Lil Baby, City Girls, and 2 Chainz, while Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris made a special appearance to encourage people to vote in the upcoming November 3rd election.
The full list of winners at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards is as follows:
Best Hip Hop Video – Future: Life Is Good (ft. Drake)
I Am Hip Hop Award – Master P
Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Megan Thee Stallion
Song of the Year – Roddy Ricch: The Box
Best New Hip Hop Artist – Pop Smoke
Hip Hop Album of the Year – Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration – Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce: Savage (Remix)
Best Duo or Group – Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best Live Performer – Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year – Rapsody
Video Director of the Year – Teyana ‘Spike Tee’ Taylor
DJ of the Year – D-Nice
Producer of the Year – Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year – Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform – The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse – Beyonce: Savage (Remix)
Impact Track – Lil Baby: The Bigger Picture
Best International Flow– Stormzy