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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Birdman, BMI President and CEO, Del Bryant and Lil Wayne speak onstage at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Birdman, BMI President and CEO, Del Bryant and Lil Wayne speak onstage at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photoby Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)

From the pre-show calls to get everyone seated to the endless procession of songwriting awards to the evening’s rap-a-long finale with up to 40 people on stage, the BMI 2013 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday night, was a chaotic affair.

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