Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Two of the biggest winners of the 2011 BET Awards were Kanye West and Chris Brown. Two years ago, both were at all-time lows in their respective careers. Brown, seemingly at the peak of his career, blew it all in a public fight with Rihanna. Kanye West would lose his following seven months later at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
However, in 2010, both artists released music that could not be denied by the public. West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy touched all the touchy topics. He spoke of how the media had treated him and how he still was going to dominate the game. Chris Brown also laid his demons to rest.
Kanye West released several hit singles that helped re-establish himself, following a two year absence. Before going on his usual hiatus, Kanye West had released an R&B album. Following a two year break, and a stint in R&B, Kanye West overcame dominant years from both Rick Ross and Eminem to win the top award in hip hop.