BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: Kanye West Dominates With 17 Nominations

Thu, September 13, 2012 10:14am EDT by 6 Comments
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See the full list of BET Hip Hop Award nominees & tell us who you’ll be rooting for Oct. 9!

Just when you thought Kanye West‘s ego couldn’t get any bigger — I think it actually lives in his guest house at this point — the nominations for the BET Hip Hop Awards were announced, and Mr. Kim Kardashian is absolutely crushing the competition. With 17 nominations, Kanye is way ahead of the pack, which includes Drake (11 noms) and Jay-Z (8 noms).

Here’s the full list of BET Hip Hop Award nominees:

MVP Of The Year:
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Live Performer:
A$ap Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Kanye West

DJ Of The Year:
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled

Video Director Of The Year:
A$ap Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Club Banger:
“Cashin’ Out,” Ca$h Out (Produced by DJ Spinz)
“The Motto,” Drake, featuring Lil Wayne (Produced by T-Minus)
“Same Damn Time,” Future (Produced by Sonny Digital)
“Ni**as In Paris,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) (Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy & Mike Dean)
“Mercy,” Kanye West, featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz (Produced by Lifted)

Lyricist Of The Year:
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nas
Kanye West

Hustler Of The Year:
2 Chainz
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Video:
“No Lie,” 2 Chainz, featuring Drake
“Goldie,” A$ap Rocky
“H.Y.F.R.,” Drake, featuring Lil Wayne
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” Wale, featuring Miguel
“Mercy,” Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

CD Of The Year:
“The Dreamer, The Believer,” Common
“Take Care,” Drake
“Cole World: The Sideline Story,” J. Cole
“Watch The Throne,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
“TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition,” Young Jeezy

Best Mixtape:
“LiveLoveA$ap,” A$ap Rocky
“1999,” Joey Bada$$
“Dreamchasers 2,” Meek Mill
“Rich Forever,” Rick Ross
“Taylor Allderdice,” Wiz Khalifa

Impact Track:
“Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” Lupe Fiasco
“Bitch Bad,” Lupe Fiasco
“Daughters,” Nas
“Murder To Excellence,” The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

People’s Champ Award:
2 Chainz, featuring Drake — “No Lie”
Driicky Graham — “Snapbacks & Tattoos”
Meek Mill, featuring Rick Ross — “Ima Boss”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), featuring Otis Redding — “Otis”
Kanye West, featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz — “Mercy”

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style):
2 Chainz
A$ap Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Rookie Of The Year:
2 Chainz
A$ap Rocky
Ca$h Out
Future
Meek Mill

Producer Of The Year:
Hit-Boy
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award:
2 Chainz, featuring Drake — “No Lie”
Drake, featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga — “The Motto (Remix)”
J. Cole, featuring Missy Elliott — “Nobody’s Perfect”
Wale, featuring Miguel — “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye, featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz — “Mercy”

Track Of The Year:
“Cashin’ Out,” produced by DJ Spinz
“Ima Boss,” produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill, featuring Rick Ross)
“Ni**as in Paris,” produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy & Mike Dean (The Throne)
“No Lie,” produced by Mike Will Make-It & Marz (2 Chainz, featuring Drake)
“The Motto,” produced by T-Minus (Drake, featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse:
2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Diddy, “Same Damn Time Remix”
Drake, “Stay Schemin'”
Ludacris, “Same Damn Time Remix”
T.I., “Magic Remix”

Which rappers, hustlers, DJs, etc. will you be rooting for Oct. 9 when the BET Hip Hop Awards go live? Drop a comment with your picks!

— Andy Swift