The BET Music Awards are right around the way dating for June 25 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The BET Music Awards nominations have released this past Monday. Can you guess what’s headlining for that evening already? Did you guess correctly? It’s the Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma beef.
Even though Remy Ma claimed that the “dust has settled,” in her recent interview with The Real, she will go up against the reigning champion for the title of Best Female Hip Hop Artist. Nicki Minaj has taken home the win for this award every year since 2010. Other women included in the category this year are Missy Elliott, Young M.A, and new Bronx Queen Cardi B. who has a huge chance of winning.
Chance The Rapper is up for four awards, including Album of the Year for HipHopDX’s Best Album of 2016, Coloring Book, and Best New Artist where he’s going up against Young M.A, Young Savage, Cardi B, and Khalid. Migos get a round of 3 nominations. Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are up for Best Group along with their catchy hit “Bad and Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert which is in the running for Best Collaboration and Video of the Year.
Queen Bey leads all nominees of course, with seven. Beyonce is up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and twice for Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom” and DJ Khaled’s “Shining” with Jay-Z. Also getting nominated for Video of the Year for “Sorry,” which gave her a nod for Video Director of the Year alongside Kahlil Joseph. Her immaculate LEMONADE album is up for Album of the Year. Talk about killing the game.
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist BEYONCÉ KEHLANI MARY J. BLIGE RIHANNA SOLANGE Best Male R&B/Pop Artist BRUNO MARS CHRIS BROWN THE WEEKND TREY SONGZ USHER Best Group 2 CHAINZ AND LIL WAYNE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FAT JOE AND REMY MA MIGOS RAE SREMMURD Best Collaboration BEYONCÉ FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR — “FREEDOM” CHANCE THE RAPPER FEATURING 2 CHAINZ AND LIL WAYNE — “NO PROBLEM” CHRIS BROWN FEATURING GUCCI MANE AND USHER — “PARTY” DJ KHALED FEATURING BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z — “SHINING” MIGOS FEATURING LIL UZI VERT — “BAD AND BOUJEE” RAE SREMMURD FEATURING GUCCI MANE — “BLACK BEATLES” Best Male Hip-Hop Artist BIG SEAN CHANCE THE RAPPER DRAKE FUTURE J. COLE KENDRICK LAMAR Best Female Hip-Hop Artist CARDI B MISSY ELLIOTT NICKI MINAJ REMY MA YOUNG M.A Video of the Year BEYONCÉ — “SORRY” BIG SEAN — “BOUNCE BACK” BRUNO MARS — “24K MAGIC” MIGOS FEATURING LIL UZI VERT — “BAD AND BOUJEE” SOLANGE — “CRANES IN THE SKY” Video Director of the Year BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI, “CRZY” BRUNO MARS AND JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS, “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE” DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK, “LIKE I WOULD” HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA, “GUCCI SNAKES” FEATURING DESIIGNER KAHLIL JOSEPH AND BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ, “SORRY” Best New Artist 21 SAVAGE CARDI B CHANCE THE RAPPER KHALID YOUNG M.A. Album of the Year 24K MAGIC — BRUNO MARS 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY — J. COLE A SEAT AT THE TABLE — SOLANGE COLORING BOOK — CHANCE THE RAPPER LEMONADE — BEYONCÉ Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award CECE WINANS – “NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE” FANTASIA FEATURING TYE TRIBBETT – “I MADE IT” KIRK FRANKLIN FEATURING SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS AND TAMELA MANN – “MY WORLD NEEDS YOU” LECRAE – “CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)” TAMELA MANN – “GOD PROVIDES”