Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards With 17 Nominations

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    As if Kanye West needed something else to boast about, he was nominated for every single award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards except two. Out of the 18 categories, West didn’t receive a nod in the DJ of the Year Award and Rookie of the Year. The only other rappers to come close to matching Kanye’s nominations are 2 Chainz with 13 and Drake with 11 nods. The Drake-Kanye-2 Chainz trifecta will battle it out for every award because they are nominated against each other in every slot.

    While Kanye was mentioned in almost every category, there were a few snubs. Nicki Minaj was noticably absent from any nominations. I guess radio personality Peter Rosenberg was right when he said Nicki Minaj’s new album wasn’t hip-hop. Her pop hit “Starships” got zero amounts of love. After having banner years, rhymers like Big Sean, Meek Mill, and Rick Ross were only nominated for a handful awards.

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    We will have to wait until October 9th to see who will take home the trophy. Mike Epps will serve as host for the fourth year in a row. Peep some of the nominees below.

    Best Hip Hop Video

    • 2Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
    • A$AP Rocky – Goldie
    • Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
    • Wale f/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
    • Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2Chainz – Mercy

    Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo)

    • 2Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
    • Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto (Remix)
    • J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – Nobody’s Perfect
    • Wale f/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
    • Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

    Best Live Performer

    • A$AP Rocky
    • Drake
    • J. Cole
    • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
    • Kanye West

    Lyricist of the Year

    • J. Cole
    • Jay-Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Nas
    • Kanye West

    Video Director of the Year

    • A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
    • Benny Boom
    • Chris Robinson
    • Hype Williams
    • Kanye West

    Producer of the Year

    • Hit-Boy
    • J. Cole
    • J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
    • No I.D.
    • Kanye West

    MVP of the Year

    • 2Chainz
    • J. Cole
    • Jay-Z
    • Rick Ross
    • Kanye West

    Track of the Year

    • Cashin’ Out – Produced by DJ Spinz (Ca$h Out)
    • Ima Boss – Produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)
    • Ni**as in Paris – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)
    • No Lie – Produced by Mike Will Made-It and Co-Produced by Marz (2Chainz f/ Drake)

    Check out the full list of nominees.

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