Kanye West Dominates Bet Hip-Hop Award Nominations
Kanye West looks like he is set to dominate the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, as the 'Mercy' rapper has landed himself an astonishing 17 nominations out of the 18 categories up for grabs. Up against the 'Power' hitmaker is his ‘Watch The Throne’ partner Jay-Z for the award of ‘Lyricist Of The Year’. Kanye is also up for ‘Producer Of The Year’, ‘Director Of The Year’ and ‘Hustler Of The Year’...
The hip-hop superstar has been nominated twice in the ‘Best Live Performer’ category, firstly as a solo act and again teaming up with Jay-Z for the ‘Watch The Throne’ collaboration. The pair’s hit anthem 'N****s In Paris' is up for ‘Best Club Banger’ as well as ‘Track Of The Year’.
Other strong competitors for this year’s awards are 'No Lie' rapper 2 Chainz, who is up for 13 awards and Young Money star Drake who has earned himself 11 nominations this year.
This will be their seventh annual award show and will air in America on October 9, being hosted by comedian Mike Epps for the third time running.
Words: Antonia Nnyanzi (@AntoniaNyan)