Lil Wayne Scores A Ridiculous Amount Of BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations
Lil Wayne may missed passing the one million mark in first week sales of his new LP Tha Carter IV, but we have a feeling he isn’t going to feel too bummed out. The “How To Love” rapper racked up a record-breaking 18 nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Again: 18! That’s as much as Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s nominations (9 each) combined. All hail Weezy. Check out all the nominees below.
There’s a ton of deserving nominees here, but can we just say Nicki Minaj’s multiple personality gasm in “Monster” has got it locked up for Best Featured Verse?
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Nominations
Best Hip-Hop Video Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – “My Last” Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now” DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One” Eminem f/ Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie” Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All Of The Lights”
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab) Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “Hustle Hard (Remix)” Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B – “Country Sh*t (Remix)” Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now” DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One” Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz – “Out of My Head”
Best Live Performer Busta Rhymes Cee-Lo Green Jay-Z Lil Wayne Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West
Video Director of the Year Gil Green Anthony Mandler Chris Robinson Kanye West Hype Williams
Producer of the Year J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Kane Beatz Lex Luger No I.D. Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean
MVP of the Year Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Wiz Khalifa
Track of the Year “6 Foot 7 Foot” – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz) “Black and Yellow” – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa) “I’m on One” – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) “Look at Me Now” – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) “My Last” – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown)
CD of the Year Big Sean – Finally Famous Lupe Fiasco – Lasers Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers
DJ of the Year DJ Drama DJ Enuff DJ Envy DJ Khaled DJ Prostyle
Rookie of the Year Big K.R.I.T. Big Sean Frank Ocean Diggy Simmons Tyler, the Creator Wiz Khalifa
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style) Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Kanye West Wiz Khalifa
Best Club Banger Ace Hood – “Hustle Hard” (Produced by Lex Luger) DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One” (Produced by T-Minus) Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 foot 7 Foot” (Produced by Bangladesh) Waka Flocka Flame – “No Hands” (Produced by Lex Luger) Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow” (Produced by Stargate) YC Worldwide f/ Future – “Racks” (Produced by Sonny Digital)
Best Mixtape Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4Eva B.o.B – No Genre J. Cole – Friday Night Lights Kendrick Lamar – Section .80 Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now” (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) Lil Wayne – “Motivation” (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj – “Monster” (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver) Wiz Khalifa – “Bright Lights, Bigger City” (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa) Wiz Khalifa – “Till I’m Gone” (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)
Hustler of the Year Diddy Jay-Z Lil Wayne Rick Ross Kanye West
Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice) Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now” Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot” Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life” Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights” Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be hosted by Mike Epps in Atlanta on October 1, and will air October 11 at 8 p.m. on BET.