Lil Wayne Expecting a Boy
10/20/2008 AT 10:25 AM EDT
"I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me," the New Orleans native, 26, said during his acceptance speech for lyricist of the year Saturday night. He then reminded the crowd to vote in November.
Lil Wayne also said he is about to release a new version of his album The Carter III. The album was first released in June, but the rapper says he has some new songs for the best-selling album.
The rapper spent the rest of the show hanging out with friends and performing during N.E.R.D.'s "Spazz" and T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" and "Chopped And Screwed."
Lyricist of the year wasn't Lil Wayne's only win either. The rapper, who was nominated for led the ceremony with twelve nominations, also won the People's Champ Award and MVP of the Year over Jay-Z, Kanye West and T.I. He dedicated the award to his daughter Reginae.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards will air Thursday at 8 p.m.