The Billboard Music Awards are in full swing and the red carpet was lit with many of our favorite artists. Some celebrities opted to stay home and watch the show from the comfort of their couches, while others dressed in their Wednesday’s Best and smiled for the cameras. We’ve gathered a few photos of hip hop’s notable artists who made an appearance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, many of whom are nominated in the shows dozens of categories.Happy hip hop couple Cardi B and Offset couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. The Invasion of Privacy rapper leads the list of nominees with 21 nods including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Streaming Songs Artist.Ciara strutted her stuff on the red carpet with one of her favorite people in the world: her son Future. The pair posed for flicks as the nearly-five-year-old son of CiCi and rapper Future looked like a star in his gold, white, and black ‘fit.Model and entrepreneur Draya Michelle looked stunning as she walked the red carpet solo with religious-inspired jewelry.

Khalid was all smiles on the red carpet, and he has good reason to be. The R&B singer is nominated for six awards this year and rocked the stage by performing two of his songs, “Talk” and “Better.”

City Girls’ Yung Miami looked gorgeous as she posed for the cameras. She and her fellow CG rap partner JT are nominated for Top Rap Female Artist.

Queen Naija didn’t look too thrilled to be on the red carpet, but she was happy to find her name on the nominations list. The singer is nominated for Top R&B Female Artist.

Quavo & Saweetie were cute and couple up. The Migos rapper is nominated for Top R&B Song for his collaboration with Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper on DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer.”

Jennifer Hudson looked gorgeous as she was set to present Mariah Carey with Billboard‘s Icon Award.