T-Pain Tops BET Award Nominations
T-Pain nominated for five awards at prestigious BET urban music awards
T-Pain has picked up 5 nominations at the prestigious BET Awards - despite the fact that "none of them (are) for his own work" as BET Executive vice-president Stephen Hill put it.
He received nominations for best collaboration for his work with Chris Brown ("Kiss Kiss"), Kanye West ("Good Life") and Flo Rida ("Low"), while he has also nominated twice in the Video of the Year category.
Kanye West and Keyshia Cole received also three nominations, while Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and newcomer Flo Rida received a pair each.
British R&B singer Estelle has also been nominated for an award.
"Besides being the best black awards show that we have, also being one of the best awards show period, their ratings are through the roof," said Nelly, who is set to perform at the live awards show. "They're tuning in - black, white, Japanese, Chinese - you got it, they're tuning in, which says a lot."
Lil Wayne, Mary J Blige and Mariah Carey are also expected to perform live at the show.
The BET Awards will be presented June 24 in Los Angeles.