Kanye West Scores 17 Nominations at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

With his successful "Watch the
Throne" project and upcoming
G.O.O.D. Music compilation
album, Kanye West shows his
domination in Hip-Hip music.
The boyfriend of Kim
Kardashian leads the pack of
2012 BET Hip-Hop Award
nominations with a total of 17
nods, vying for MVP of the Year,
Video Director of the Year and
Lyricist of the Year among
His single "Mercy", which
features 2 Chainz, Big Sean and
Pusha T, emerges in Best Hip-
Hop Video, Reese's Perfect
Combo, Best Club Banger and People's Champ categories.
Meanwhile, his The Throne duet with Jay-Z lands him 6 nods,
including Best Live Performer which also sees him being
nominated as an individual.
2 Chainz and Drake trail behind Yeezy with 13 and 11 nods
respectively, facing off the "E.T." rapper in Best Hip-Hop
Video, Reese's Perfect Combo, MVP of the Year and Track of
the Year just to name some. 2 Chainz and Yeezy are
additionally up against each other for Made You Look Award,
while the former appears alongside A$AP Rocky, Ca$h Out,
Future and Meek Mill in Rookie of the Year field.
Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Meek and J. Cole are among other stars
who get multiple nominations at the annual prize-giving
event, which is set to air October 9. Comedian Mike Epps is
on board as the host, while the performers will be announced
later. The show will also include an all-star tribute to the late
producer Chris Lighty.

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