BET Hip Hop Awards 2010: Breaking The Chains

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The taping of BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 took place last Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.  We weren’t really sure why this year it seems like the gents stole all the attention on the red carpet… as well as onstage, but after seeing these pics, we think we understand.

Look closer to the following pictures and tell us if you see the same thing.  Hip hop is heavily identified by the signature chains around the stars’ necks.  The bigger, the shinier, the better.  This year, in an event celebrating the music genre, we see less and less chains and jewelry. Could this interestingly decreasing notorious looks have made the men of hip hop shine after buried under lots of chains over the years?

Check out some faboosh hip hop stars who attended the big event.  Do you agree with us on the reduced-size of iced-out gear?  We categorize the non chain-blingers, the subtle chain wearers and the old-skool look worshippers. First up:

Non Chain-Blingers

Yelawolf and Raquan The Chef went for the simple look this year, as they feel no need in wearing any chains at all.  But check the loud colors they donned. Looks like these guys know how to ‘balance things out’.  Good for them!

The Subtle Chain Wearers

Miami boss, Rick Ross, and Diddy looked laid back and relaxed in the audience seat before their performance with MC Hammer.  Both men sported moderate-sized chains and guess what, it worked on them.

Trey Songz, Roscoe Dash, Diggy Simmons, Lil Duvall, Fabolous, Terence J and BoB all ditched the ice and went for the more modern men-necklaces that enhanced their -shall we say, manliness? Hot!

Speaking of manly, a dude should never wear a double chain if he doesn’t want people to mistake his accessories as double pearl necklace from afar. And adding a cardigan to complete the look makes it look not G, not Gents, but Granny.  Take notes, Terry Kennedy.

Old-skool Look Worshippers

Mr. Boomtown, Wacka Flocka, Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane stay true to the whole iced-out pendants look like it’s 1995. But that’s hip hop, everything is always relevant and as long as one has the right attitude, one can pull almost anything off!

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