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Big Sean Snags Best New Artist Award at 2012 BET Awards

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Bigger is better. In fact, bigger is best — as in Best New Artist at the 2012 BET Awards, where Big Sean took home the coveted title against stiff competition from A$AP Rocky (a PopCrush fave), Meek Mill, Future and Diggy Simmons. Considering he had one of the biggest hits of the year so far with ‘Dance (A$$),’ it was a well-deserved win.Sporting his signature shades and a fitted, Big Sean took the podium clearly in awe of where he was and full of gratitude, gushing thanks to everyone he could think of off the top of his head … because he didn’t have his acceptance speech on hand!

“So I’m with my mom, and I was like, ‘Mom, you got my acceptance speech?'” Big Sean began, chuckling. “And she was like, ‘Oh I left it in the car!’ I don’t need it anyway,” he assured the roaring crowd. “I appreciate you all.”

After shouting out his idols, who are now his peers, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, Sean launched into his full-blown thanks.

“Shout out to my city! God first and foremost,” he quickly corrected, then added, “Mom for raising me right, my grandma because she loves me.” Awwww! “Kanye, someone who heard me spit at the radio station and gave me a shot.” Sean thanked the rest of his crew before leaving the audience with some very wise words.

“When I started doing what I love, I started living the life I love.”

Next: Check Out the 2012 BET Awards Winners List

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