Beyoncé and Kanye West Lead BET Awards ’12 Nominations

Beyoncé and Kanye West

Beyoncé and Kanye West lead the nominations for the BET Awards ’12, it was announced today at a press conference in New York.

The pop superstar scores six nominations overall at the 12th annual show. Her videos for “Countdown” and “Love on Top” will compete against Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” and “Otis,” as well as Usher’s “Climax” in the coveted Video of the Year category.

West leads with seven nominations, most of them for his Watch the Throne collaborations with Jay-Z, who picks up five nods.

YMCMB’s Drake and Lil Wayne each earn four nominations including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, while last year’s top nominee Chris Brown takes three.

Hip-hop freshmen A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Diggy Simmons, Future, and Meek Mill will vie for Best New Artist. A$AP, Sean, and Diggy were on hand for the live announcement.

Brown and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist nominee Nicki Minaj will perform at the show, while the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who will also take the stage.

Samuel L. Jackson will host the BET Awards ’12, which will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 1.

BET AWARDS ’12 NOMINATIONS

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Trina
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Diggy
Future
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ J. Cole – “Party”
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne – “I’m on One”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

Best International Act: U.K.
Estelle
Labrinth
Emeli Sande
Sway
Wretch 32

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

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219 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    Female Hip-Hop
    Nicki Minaj … duh :p

    CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM PERFORM RBMS :)

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    key Reply:

    @kwayzee, NOT HATER BUT IS IT NICKI DOING HIPHOP? lol

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    Knoyafacts Reply:

    @key, Umm well the first half of her album is hip hop and she raps on the pop songs so yea she’s hip hop! im #TeamMinaj but im not finna sit here and say she’s GUARANTEED to win cuz a lot of people no longer are here for her because of the pop music. but once she get’s back to RAPNIKA she’ll be fine and have all her fans back:) congrats @NickiMinaj on the nomination though!!! #TeamMinaj #RomanEmpire

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    Blahhhh Reply:

    @key,
    I wish they just clumped her with the guys….geesh….
    She’s the only girl.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Blahhhh, I know! They really could have just did that. It’s not like Trina/Brianna/Diamond have released any albums since last year, just singles. Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea did more last year than some of them. No offense.

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    kwayzee Reply:

    @Blahhhh, same thing i was saying!!!

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    Hokum Reply:

    @kwayzee, Lmao at you being hype for her being nominated in ONE category that we all know she will win ONLY because she’s the only one out…lmao

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    kwayzee Reply:

    @Hokum, one better then none . bewp!

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    Shaytan Reply:

    @kwayzee, You really need to get a life! I wish I could see your IP address. I bet it links back to Nicki’s computer. Nicki is that you?

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  2. Critic

    Hopefully Beyonce performs.

    The BET Awards sucks when she’s not there!

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    Twista Reply:

    @Critic, Truer words were never spoken.

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    Jake Reply:

    @Critic, TRUTH!

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    BOA BOA... ROCK Reply:

    @Critic,

    OH SO TRUE. BUT LOVE ON TOP BETTER WIN SOMETHING, BECAUSE THAT SONG SENDS ME CHILLS!

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    Blahhhh Reply:

    @Critic,
    Colin Tilley SNUBBED ANOTHER YEAR????? He’s directed everybody …. him & Benny Boom!

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    Banger Reply:

    @Blahhhh, Yeah im shocked Colin Tilley isnt on that list hes directed more videos than anybody this entire year.

    [Reply]

    black america Reply:

    @Banger, because hes a cracker. this is BET on CET

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  3. GEO

    WOW! No Kelly Rowland she had one of the hottest songs of 2011 and was nominated for every other award show this year for Motivation. Plus her SHUT THE SHOW DOWN LAST YEAR! BET Awards nominations always seem random & a popularity contest! Usher Climax is already nominated!

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    Ricky Reply:

    @GEO, I agree! What’s up with the video of the year category?

    [Reply]

    Red P Reply:

    @Ricky, I know. Only three people (technically four) for five nominations.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Ricky, I know wtf. They were probably trying to give Beyonce and Kanye more nominations so they’d show up, but it’s not far to the rest of the people. BET is so ratchet.

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    tammy 123 Reply:

    @GEO, so true

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  4. Natalia K.

    Beyonce !

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    EDIson Espinosa Reply:

    @Natalia K.,
    Shows you that Roc La Familia/G.o.o.d Music is >>> than YMCMB/cash money

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  5. TEAM QUEEN B

    chile this EBT awards is a hoot. Its gonna be some shit if Nicki gets Hip-Hop artist of the year with a pop album o_O

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @TEAM QUEEN B, LONG AS LIL KIM ISN’T NOMINATED, EVERYTHING IS ACCURATE.

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    jp Reply:

    @TEAM QUEEN B, Lets see, 1) Come on a Cone 2) I am your leader 3) Beez in the trap 4) HOV Lane 5) Roman Reloaded 6) Champion 7) Right by my side 8) Sex in the lounge 9) Gunshot….

    Didn’t know those were also pop records.

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    Layla Reply:

    @jp, Those are all wack.Hip Hop is dead.

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  6. Trina

    What happened to India Arie’s yearly nomination?

    Trina’s complaining last year got them to nominate her!

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  7. Honesty

    how is it possible that beyonce leads noms whne rihanna is performing better than her in every aspect of sales We Found love is not nominated this is very biased

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Honesty, You may need to change your name darling. Rihanna is NOT performing better than Beyonce. 4 was at #1 upon it’s release & stayed there for 3 consecutive weeks w/ charting singles Party, Love On Top, Countdown and RTW. TTT was at #3 upon it’s release and fell lower on the charts after week 1. Yes WFL charted #1 but EVERYONE in the industry knows Rihanna is a singles artist not an artist whose album package charts well. TTT is her 5th or 6th album release & none of her albums have reached #1. Besides BET like any EVERY other award show knows that there are only a few artists that when performing live will put on a show (Bey, Chris Breezy, Jay & Ye, Gaga & Adele).

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    I’m happy to see I’m a good instructor for the intellectually and socially deprived. Everyone knows that Ms. Hepburn frequently uses the term of endearment “darling” to address the misinformed and socially confused on this site. So have fun dear, and continue to learn from Ms. Hepburn and follow her trail of diamonds.

    Kisses to all the Hepburn Haters. Muah! :)

    XOXOXO

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, You are too funny! First of all I have never been or never will be intellectually or socially deprived. So may want to use “your big word(s)” intimidation method on these other bloggers, I have 2 degrees. Secondly unless you have a patent for the word “darling” you are SOL. Thirdly, for me to be a hater would imply that I think about you & I DON’T. Although I could charge you with stalking since you are always replying to MY comments to other people … please get off of my clitoris! That is all!

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    *chuckles and adjusts blouse*

    Who are you kidding dear? Of course you think about Ms. Hepburn in all of her sophisticated glory. You always find your way to my comment to defend a celebrity you don’t even know – this we all know.

    Fortunately muffin, I can teach you alot about sophistication seeing as you are lacking in that area as well – you foul mouthed nymph. May I suggest consulting with an OBGYN for those issues you’re having with your lady parts? LOL. ;D

    Hepburn Haters Unite!

    XOXOXO

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    Teyah Reply:

    @Honesty, Not true. Beyonce performed better than Rihanna on the R&B charts. We Found Love is pop. Beyonce had three top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: Love on Top #1, Party #2 and Best Thing I Never Had #4. And the “4″ album was the highest selling R&B album of 2011.

    For Rihanna, You da One and Talk That Talk flopped on the R&B charts and Birthday Cake reached the top 10 after the eligible period.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Honesty, Look up the definition to biased . Tell me if it fits … ?

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  8. Ryu

    Go Chris Breezy…up for Best RnB and Best Director. LEGGO!

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  10. Jay Scorpio

    SHUT UP!!!!!! why are either of them even nominated???

    BEYONCE doesn,t deserve to win any of those categories SMDH!!!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, Tell Em’ why u mad boo !

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  11. hlove

    Kelly Rowland got Snub…AGAIN
    AND Rihanna for Best Female R&B Artist….REALLY???!!!!1

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    CITY Reply:

    @hlove, I AGREE..MOTIVATION DESERVED A NOMINATION BUT THE VIDEO OF THE YEAR CATEGORY o_0

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  12. chase

    the noms are a joke!!!

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    me Reply:

    @chase, they must thank god adele aint black. she wud be leadin the noms n winnin obviously

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  13. Jay Scorpio

    BBMA and BET Awards clearly have lost their appeal dis will be another BORING show!!!!

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    tammy 123 Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, thats why my ass wont be watching it. I always know who is going to win before the show comes on so why wasting my two and a half or three hours to see the obvious. same shit different year…

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  14. Leroy

    BET should just eliminate the nomination for Best Female Hip Hop Artist. Everybody knows Nicki is gonna win. I mean look at the other nominees, Trina, Diamond & Brianna Perry? Cmon. Its true what Diamond said this shit is fixed for her to win. The rest of them other girls aint even relevant as nicki is. Until you start seeing or hearing other females rappers and get popularity as she is there shouldnt be a nomination for best female. Nicki is gonna win. It just wouldnt be fair to the rest of the girls

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    Hokum Reply:

    @Leroy, ikr…they nominate her just so she can win…but let’s see her win a grammy though…

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    Sassyandclassy Reply:

    @Leroy, Sorry to inform you sir but Briannatheyrb is better than all of these hoes in this category including Nicki. She looks and sounds better and I think Nicki shouldn’t be in this category because she fucking up the industry with all her bullshit she ain’t real.

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  15. kels

    so let me get this straight…asap rocky, diggy, big sean, future and meek mill got a nom for best new artiste over j.cole? diggy?? really?

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    King Size Reply:

    @kels, j. Cole was nominated last year

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  16. t

    Its beyonce entertainment television. Yall mad? Lmao good!

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  17. Triniti

    LMAO … why wasn’t J. Cole nominated for Best New Artist? BET is BET…and he doesn’t stand a chance in the other category because Drake’s is nominated…and he’s who everyone flocks to.

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    lprice Reply:

    @Triniti,J.Cole was nominated for Best New Artist last year… he lost to Wiz Khalifa….

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    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @lprice, That was before Cole World came out though

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  18. Jake

    My nigga Cole is gonna get screwed again. SMFH.

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  20. dark side

    Wtf. Werzz tyler the creator. #YMCMB #WOLFGANG

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  21. GEO

    It’s clear that the B in BET awards stands for BEYONCE! Don’t get me wrong she is an amazing artist but every year it’s the samething! (evening when she has no music out they find a way to nominated her) Yes! she deserve to be nominated this year but come on BET! she doesn’t even show up to the show anymore and she’s always the most nominated!!!!! Kudos to BEYONCE Entertainment Television

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @GEO, They have 2 do wadd they’ve got 2 do ;)

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  22. Critic

    It’s obvious that the BET Awards loves Beyonce.
    Because they know if she is attendance then that brings RATINGS!!!

    They are smart.

    [Reply]

    Teyah Reply:

    @Critic, LMAO they need those ratings!

    [Reply]

  23. EyFresh

    Beyonce?!?!

    [Reply]

    Jake Reply:

    @EyFresh, Nigga you know King B!

    [Reply]

    RealIssh Reply:

    @EyFresh, Queen – I mean King goes infront of that .

    [Reply]

  24. Nina

    It should be Kelly instead of Rihanna -___-

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  26. EyFresh

    No Frank Ocean!

    No Rita Ora!

    No Kevin Mccall!

    No Sabi!

    No The Weeknd!

    No Brandy and Monica!

    No Adele! (I know it’s BET)

    No John Legend!

    No new fresh faces!!!

    Team Kanye, Nick, Breezy, Drizzy, Tyga, Weezy!!!

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    ewtwe Reply:

    @EyFresh, what the hell would rita ora be nominated for?

    [Reply]

    Billionaire Reply:

    @ewtwe, My thoughts exactly!

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    Nina Reply:

    @EyFresh, Firstly, I swear Rita Ora’s album hasn’t even dropped yet. Frank Ocean was nominated last year, and his album hasn’t been released (and so he can’t be nominated). You answered the Adele question already lol…Brandy’s album hasn’t dropped yet (can’t wait for that though!) so she’ll probably be nominated for next year’s awards. John Legend hasn’t done anything recently, and that pretty much goes for many of the other artists as well. It depends on Album sales, or people like Prince, R Kelly, D’Angelo, Jennifer Hudson, etc, would have been nominated for almost all the categories!

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @EyFresh, Frank Ocean isn’t popping, the Weekend isn’t popping, Adele she ain’t all that only the GRAMMYS & BILLBOARD paid her mind tbh.

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  27. Middlefinger

    Best Male Hip-Hop Artist should go to Cole like that niggas’ album last year was & is still hitting it hard, like just wtf are people just too blind to see this!

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  28. wtf"nnnn

    Nicki Alllll Dayyyyy boi

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  29. YUUUUUP

    trey songz for best male rnb. and hold on is bad meets evil a group???

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  30. ShameOnYou

    Chris Breezy baybuh :)

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    ... Reply:

    @ShameOnYou, !!!!!!

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  31. Destined

    Wow, Rocnation really owns BET Awards…smh. They really expose themselves every year with this foolery.

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  32. Bobby

    LMFAO. Some people’s comments had me laughing. J. Cole – nominated last year. Why is the female rap even a category thats a joke in it’s own. Nick’s obviously going to win.

    I’m here for Beyonce and Beyonce only.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Bobby, Nominated last year BEFORE Cole World was out. Get your facts straight.

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  33. celebfanboy10

    Kelly Rowland definitely got snubbed!
    & I LOVE Beyonce but lets be real, countdown & love on top videos were good but not amazing, run the world should have been nominated over those two. BET is a trip….

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  34. oz

    only care about cb. no comment on others.

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  35. Janae

    Im sorry but this some str8 bullsh*t!!!!!! What is up wit video of the year.The only good ones is best new artist, best male rnb artist, and best male hiphop artist. The rest is full of sh*t.Just gald Chris Brown up there Haha:)

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  36. Chelsea

    Yay! so happy Mindless Behavior got nominated for something! They deserve it all the hard work they put into everything for the fans! I really hope they win best group!

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  37. Liz

    Bet is shit every year beyonce always there she wasn’t even irrelevant this year were are all the other artists same bull shit and I cnt watch breezy performing that shit song again jeez it’s such a shit ass show

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    Pablo Reply:

    @Liz, How do you know he’s even performing it again? Smh.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Liz, I really can’t read ur statement but – of course Queen Bey isn’t irrelevant . It’s obvious .

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  38. Red P

    Kanye got seven noms not five. The songs he featured on count too.

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  39. Teyah

    So happy Beyonce got six nomintions!!! She better win Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year! I’m surprised the Run the World video wasn’t nominated and Kelly got snubbed! Uh, “Motivation” anyone?

    If Bey performs, she’ll probably send BET a tape from her Revel shows lol

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    LOL Reply:

    @Teyah, and again like last year the audience WONT stay to watch!!!

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  40. DamnBILLBOARD

    Lol These Chicks Can Get Just GIVE Up. They Know Damn WELL Nicki Will Snatch This Award AGAIN.

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  42. TRA

    I am happy that Kanye West is one of the two co-leaders for the 2012 BET Awards nominations. Kanye West deserved all of his nominations, but the BET Awards made a lot of mistakes with the nominations in my unbiased opinion. Drake should had been a co-leader for nominations along with Kanye West and Beyonce. Drake’s Take Care got great reviews and sold more records than Watch The Throne, so Drake should had gotten a lot more nominations.

    I respect Beyonce as a talented artist, but BET Awards showed Beyonce way too much love. I am starting to think that the voters for the BET Awards want to have sex with Beyonce. Beyonce’s 4 was a good album, but not a great album. Kelly Rowland should had been nominated for Best Female R&B artist. Kelly Rowland got screwed very badly, considering that Motivation was one of the best R&B songs of 2011.

    Rihanna getting nominated for Best Female R&B artist was a complete joke, since Rihanna is a mainstream pop artist. Everyone knows that Nicki Minaj is going to win Best Female Hip Hop Artist, so that category was truly fixed. J. Cole should had been nominated for Best New Artist.

    Did the BET Awards listen to Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer Album? Common should had been nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. How can the BET Awards nominate Big Sean for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, but not nominate Common who had a much better album than Big Sean. BET Awards have completely sold out to the biased mainstream media. BET Awards have now reached a new all-time low this year.

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    ooOOoo Reply:

    @TRA, true about drake but Watch the throne still had better reviews plus the album only had 2 singles but those 2 singles alone were HUGE plus throne had better videos

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    TRA Reply:

    @ooOOoo, I agree with you that Kanye West and Jay-Z did make better videos than Drake, and Watch The Throne got great reviews and had two huge hit singles, but I disagree with you about Watch The Throne having better critcial reviews than Drake’s Take Care. If you look up Metacritc, Drake’s Take Care got 78 percent, while Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne got 76 percent.

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @TRA, First you have to analyze what you have wrote. This isn’t the Grammys or BBA this BET, they cater to the artist and their music, so album sales aren’t important. TAKE CARE isn’t a better album than Watch The Throne #FACT.

    BEYONCE does deserve her nominations she was/is the biggest R&B of the past year.

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    TRA Reply:

    @KingBEY92, Chris Brown actually had more hit singles on the charts than Beyonce, even though Beyonce sold more records than Chris Brown. You say that record sales don’t matter because the BET Awards should be about rewarding a music artist’s music with the right amount of nominations and wins. I still feel that Drake should had gotten more nominatons because Take Care was a great album.

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @TRA, But F.A.M.E was last years B.E.T awards his album wasn’t even that great. Even if Chris had more hits than Bey he had more free time, and energy to promote than Bey as well.

    Take shouldn’t have gotten more nominations because again it isn’t about the album sales or ratings. WTT had more hits than Take Care and a bigger impact.

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    Ray Reply:

    @TRA, Chris Brown and Beyonce are also mainstream pop so what’s your point

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    TRA Reply:

    @Ray, I understand that both Chris Brown and Beyonce make mainstream pop music, even though both Chris Brown and Beyonce are considered by others to be mainstream R&B artists. The real point I was trying to make is that there are plenty of artists who had a good year like Beyonce who will never get the same amount of nominations as Beyonce, and sometimes it’s not fair at all. Indie artists and underrated R&B artists like Frank Ocean and Robin Thicke deserve to be nominated somewhere as well.

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  43. Brandon Woods

    No one wants to see Chris Brown perform. I want to see Rihanna perform but since he keeps takin his stinky none good tattooed self to the BET Awards she can never go! His performance sucked at the Billboard awards and this performance is going to suck.Thank goodness Nicki Minaj is performing. Hopefully Rick Ross and Lil Wayne don’t perform.

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    Jessie Reply:

    @Brandon Woods,
    for you to like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s performance over Chris Brown just show’s you are a pure HATER. I am not even a chris brown fan and I know that he can outperform both of them. Come out with a better hateful comment like, he needs to stop lip syncing!

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    Brandon Woods Reply:

    @Jessie, first of all if you read the other comments I put it said that Chris Brown needs to stop lip syncing so make sure read before you try to talk about somebody hoe.

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  44. Brandon Woods

    OMG

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  45. Nia Loves Ya

    The BET Awards is a damn JOKE! Nobody gives a damn about the BET Awards especially artist who have established themselves.. You think Rih or Beyonce or even Jay-Z gives a fuck about these nomination smh! The VMAs out do the Bet Awards every damn year.. production of the Bet Awards suck as well as their winners are fixed, performances are lackluster, the host are corny AF its just a mess and all the other awards besides the music ones are irrelevant lol smh BET should just redo that whole shit and make it a music award show because this shit sucks

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  46. Brandon Woods

    Chris Brown should not perform. All he does when he performs is lip sync. I want to see Rihanna its because of Chris Brown that she never gets to go.

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    Brandon Woods Reply:

    @Brandon Woods, Hopefully Rick Ross doesn’t perform either.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Brandon Woods, Lmaooo !

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    ELohEL Reply:

    @Brandon Woods, You’re a COMPLETE joke. Rihanna can go, she just chooses NOT to go. That is HER problem. He only lip synch TUTM three fucking times and your mouth thirsty for his dick. I’d rather see a ENTERTAINER than a bitch who can’t even do that. Another thing, the next time you try to make it seem like everybody agree with you, at least change your fucking name. #SHAMEONYOU

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    Janell Reply:

    @ELohEL,
    hahaha Brandon say’s really stupid things. Just ignore him. He think’s Rihanna and Nicki Minaj can perform better than Chris Brown.

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    Brandon Woods Reply:

    @ELohEL, They can perform better than Chris Brown. He may be a good dancer but unlike him Rihanna and Nicki Minaj don’t allways perform they same song at an Awards show over and over.

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    Navy21IRnanz Love Reply:

    @Brandon Woods, LOL you’re a Complete Joke

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  47. Brandon Woods

    If Chris Brown performs Turn The Music Up one more time a swear I will lose my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m more sick of his song than We Found Love.

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  48. C94B

    DJ Khaled being nominated for a BET award and having already said the N-word in the past + French Montana saying the N-word at will…

    I need someone to explain me something, are arab-american people considered like african-american in the US ?

    Thanks.

    4 ballers nominated out of 5 nominees for sportsman of the year ? Haaahahaha

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  49. Oh Please

    best female rap…-_- girl bye

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  50. Stunna

    Amped for Breezy. Woot! Woot!

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  51. the avengers

    beyawnce? LMAO #flop #garbage #done

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @the avengers, You can kill yo selfffff .

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @the avengers, O. U Must love her work ethic don’t you.

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  52. Billionaire

    You heard it first, Rihanna will not be in attendance cause this is truly the only award show that snubs her & it represents the Black community! How could she go from 12 Billboard Award nominations to 1 BET Award…? Another question (no hate intended), but how is it that Beyonce leads in nominations @ the BET Awards & only had like 3 nods at this years’ Grammys & Billboard, #WHAT…? What happened to Kelly Rowland as a nominee for best Female r&b?

    BET Foolery once again!

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  53. Billionaire

    How on earth is ‘countdown’ a nominee for video of the year especially when the treatment for the video was copied oops i mean sampled?! Love on top was just dancing no premise or plot was there or a message! #WTF! What happened to Adele? Don’t tell me this only about black ppl cause Robin Thicke is nominated!

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    nahomi Reply:

    @Billionaire, BeyET awards!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Billionaire, Name 1 song on that list w/ a meaning behind it . Lego .

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @RealIssh, My point exactly! The choices are whack!

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Billionaire, Adele isn’t everybody’s cup of TEA, her music is boring and it lacks that spark IMO.

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @KingBEY92, but Adele is hot right now so including her would make the award show more appealing/diverse globally instead of just limiting the choices to hip-hop/rap/r&b artists or songs!

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Billionaire, But BET is catering to R&B, Hip-Hop, & Rap, something the other award shows forget to mention. Adele isn’t hot right now tbh. She lost her fire right after the Grammys, she has no single in the top 30 on iTunes, her album sales are getting lower, and her name isn’t even being brought up in music discussions anymore, she was really left in 2011.

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    Yummy Reply:

    @KingBEY92, but Adele can sing, unlike Beyonce….BET sucks a$$, their award shows r corny

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Yummy, Really? Now I’m going to put my STAN attire to the side for just this moment, & I think you should put your WASP attire to the side just this moment. Adele she could sing, but she can’t SANG like Beyonce. Name one Adele song where she out song I Care, Start Over, If I Were A Boy, Love On Top, Halo, Scared of Lonely, Speechless… Be Real, being a hater doesn’t mean you have to lie on the artist to make them seem like shit.

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  54. minto

    #thirstyforratings i mean beyonce will not attend that ratchet award show neither will jay or ye so nominating them so often unnecessarily aint gon do anything lmfaoooo

    the EBT awards is really at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to awards shows

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  55. nahomi

    im a bey fan but i dont even really care lol…like bey has so many awards that this is like nothing and plus its not like she’ll be there so needless to say this year is gonna be BEYOOOOOOOOND WACK

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  56. Billionaire

    Who i think will win these -_- Awards!

    1. Best female r&b Artist – Beyonce (Rocnation owns BET)
    2. Best male r&b Artist – Chris Brown (the forever pity him/album near/they hate Rihanna)
    3. Best male hi-hop Artist – Lil Wayne
    4. Best female hip-hop Artist – Nicki Minaj (other nominees are fillers)
    5. Best Group – Mindless Behavior (Self explanatory)
    6. Best New Artist – Diggy
    7. Best Collaboration – Beyonce (BET is Rocnation’s Bitch)
    8. Video of the year – NONE
    9. Video Director – Benny Boom
    10. Best Gospel – Fred Hammond
    11. Youngstars Award – Diggy
    12. Viewers Choice – Mindless Behavior
    13. Centric Award – Estelle
    14. Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
    15. Best Actor – Kevin Hart
    16. Sportsman of the year – Lebron James

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @Billionaire, omfg you talk all the words out of my mouth lol

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    YUUUUUP Reply:

    @Billionaire, over the past one year, trey songz has been better than chris brown. numerous no.1 singles. sex aint better than love, what i be on, top of the world(which held the no.1 spot on bet for numerous weeks), and currently heart attack which is arguably the best rnb song at the moment. common trey songz deserves it

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    The color purple lmfao Reply:

    @YUUUUUP, Lmfaooooooo! Wait, what? Trey Songz hasn’t seen a platinum album YET. That nigga has only received ONE award and he’s been out JUST as long as Chris Brown. The last and only top ten your fave has had on the Hot 100 was ‘Say Ahh’ and that was in 2010. The last top ten Chris Brown has had on the Hot 100 was ‘Turn Up The Music’ and that was THIS year. Chris Brown was the only R&B artist to have a lot of music chart THIS PAST YEAR. That Grammy? He wasn’t just nominated but he won. Don’t embarrass your fave like that. Shit’s funny.

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    Oh Reply:

    @YUUUUUP, Oh really? I ain’t get the memo.

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    Navy21IRnanz Love Reply:

    @Billionaire, damn that sounds Great shoooot

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    tammy 123 Reply:

    @Billionaire, u know what lmao im going to print this shit off cause i need to see it for myself too this show is so ramdom

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  57. Audrey Hepburn

    I didn’t even know BET was still on air. Insignificance at it’s finest. LOL. :)

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, LMAOO. They really need a revamp because I’m tired of the same people performing (Nicki, YOUNG MONEY, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Yolanda, Chris,a bunch of other rappers, some unknown singers, PATTI, MS. Badu, Chaka). At least Beyonce, Rihanna, The Throne take time away from that crap.

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    Navy21IRnanz Love Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, LOL

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  58. nicki won

    nicki all day b##ches aint nuffin!teamminajhoe

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  59. xedos

    How is RIhanna’s we found love not nominated for Video of the year this is a joke.

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  60. hhhhhhaa please!

    dear BET unless you hand that award to Miguel then you should strike off the whole catergory, bruno, chris and ursher are pop and Trey aint kill it as much as Miguel people need to wake up and recognise his talent he adds to music he makes a difference!!!

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    Nina Reply:

    @hhhhhhaa please!, Although you may feel that some of the artists don’t belong in that category, BET should really have a ‘Male Artist’ and ‘Female Artist’ category, so that it includes all genres of music. If there was an artist who didn’t sing R&B, it would mean that they wouldn’t be nominated at all. Michael Jackson was pop, Prince was pop, yet they deserved all their BET awards. To dismiss the other artists’ talents just because they sing a different genre is wrong.

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  61. lil kim

    BLACK PEOPLE ACT LIKE BEYONCE IS THEIR LAST HOPE OR SHOULD I SAY “THEIR GOD”, N BECUZ OF HER, THEY REFUSED TO CREDIT OTHER BLACK FEMALE ARTISTS. I MEAN, THEY ARE COMPLETELY IGNORE. I THINK THATS SOOO PATHETIC!!!

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    Morgan Reply:

    @lil kim, “They are completely ignore.” Girl, go you get an education before you try to diss one of the most talented performers in the world.

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    lil kim Reply:

    @Morgan, really???? at least u got my point. so fuck u!!!

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    lil kim Reply:

    @Morgan, ur shit ass needs to get a life, stupid fuck!!! are u impress yet??

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    Navy21IRnanz Love Reply:

    @lil kim, LMAOO

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  62. tooreal

    KEVIN DURANT and BEYONCE’

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  63. MOTHER

    BET knows damn well what theyre trying to do, Beyonce, Jay, Kanye RIhanna, that whole roc nation family has no plans of attending this bootleg SH*T !!

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  64. ooOOoo

    Kanye –>7 nominations WATCH THE THRONE>>
    Beyonce –> 6 nominations

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  65. Neickha

    Oh cool Chris and Godfrey are nominated.

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  66. JHP

    Best Hip-Hop Male: Drake
    Best Hip-Hop Female: Nicki (Only One Relevant)
    Best R&B Male: Chris Brown
    Best R&B Female: Beyonce
    Best Group: The Throne
    Best New Artist: Big Sean
    Best Collab: I’m On One
    Video Of The Year: IDK Probably Beyonce
    Viewers Choice: The Motto Most Likely

    I hope the performers include Kanye & Jay-Z (And/Or G.O.O.D. Music), Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Rick Ross & MMG, and Usher at least.

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  67. celebfanboy10

    How is “love on top” & “countdown” nominated for vid of the year when they came in @ 99 & 41 on BET Notarized??? BET must have forgotten…

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, U mad?

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    celebfanboy10 Reply:

    @KingBEY92, not at all, I like beyonce & I think 4 is a really good cd I just think run the world or best thing i never had would have made more sense in those categories

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, Agree.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, & u watched Notarized …

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    celebfanboy10 Reply:

    @RealIssh, can’t be any worse than you replying to people’s comments on a blog…

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, U just did it . #gainsay

    Look it up .

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    celebfanboy10 Reply:

    @RealIssh, I haven’t commented on any other post but my own, you have no life & I guess that’s why I see your name multiple times as I’m scrolling. Stop responding so I can stop getting the email notification #readabook

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, I’m a Stan honey #lookitup

    Shout out to your email filled w/ Beyonce ;))

  68. celebfanboy10

    kelly rowland motivation came in @ #5 yet no nomination…

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  69. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi)

    #BET sucks …..

    MS KELYY , Go! Go! Go!!!

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  71. marita

    chris brown legooooo boi.

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  72. Natalie

    I believe the nominations are mostly fair except for Rihanna being in the RnB category. And I love Kelly and all but all she came out was with one good song from that album why would she be nominated. All those artists even Rihanna have had multiple songs off their album to make them hot even up until now. So I don’t feel that she was snubbed she only had one good song. And Beyonce deserves to be in that category her whole album was RnB and it had two good singles “Party” and “Love on Top”. So people need to stop with BET being up her A**, because she deserves to be there.

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    Nina Reply:

    @Natalie, EXACTLY!!! And it shouldn’t really matter if Rihanna’s pop (even though I don’t really listen to her much), cos Michael Jackson and Prince were pop and they deserved all their BET awards! I wish Kelly was nominated though :(

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  73. Navy21IRnanz Love

    can’t wait for everybody’s performance & Win their award

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  74. Dimp-Zone

    So how did Beyonce even get all of these nominations when “4″ flopped harder than a fish out of water?!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Dimp-Zone, 300,000 tho first week . Plat now .

    Made $40 Mil last year .. Where thee flop ?

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    me Reply:

    @RealIssh, does bey pay u to defend her? do u have a life whatsoever? dayum u pathetic

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @me, Yess – She pays me w/ great talents . I have a life when I watch/listen to these talents .

    But u reading little ole me comments , pathetic .

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  75. xSTEV3N

    I’m glad Trina is nominated

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  76. TheDreamer

    Congrats to Bey, Kanye and Jay for getting so many nominations. Also glad to see that Common got not only a nomination in music but for acting.

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  77. Jay

    Awesome! Love them they both deserve it and my boy Chris Breezy! They are some of the greatest artist of all time. Love On Top changed my life. That song really deserves to win for real. Happy for them all! :)

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  78. Jay

    …And I’ve said it before an I will say it again, 4 is one of the greatest piece of work I have EVER heard, from start to finish! I think it’s musically groundbreaking. Love Beyonce! :)

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  79. GiveThatShxtToAWASHEDUP

    Lmao Im Gonna Die Laughing Seeing The Look On These Rap Bitches Faces When Queen Minaj Snatches That Awards.Ahaha ! What A Joke (:

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  80. MinajRules2012

    Having won the BET Award for best female hip-hop artist two years in a row, it’s only right for Barbz to grace the stage with her presence once again. Roman is reloaded and ready for another round.

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  81. MinajRules2012

    The UNDISPUTED queen of rap is set to hit the 2012 stage!

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, She is the Worst Performer of this generation tbh. she has all these theatrics, dumb costumes, and wigs which is over bearing and boring, and she lip syncs lol

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    DamnBILLBOARD Reply:

    @KingBEY92, & What Do You Do Again ? Oh.

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @DamnBILLBOARD, Go to school for Performing Arts, & Minor in Stage Production. Oh Okay. She is the worst I have seen, & studied.

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  82. #RihannaNAVi

    … Erm?

    K.

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  83. I'm good

    Here for Chris. Would’ve loved to see Rita Ora up there. Beyonce deserves her noms. Nicki Minaj is literally the only person, considered a female rapper, doing something so that isn’t really “winning”. Smh. Congrats to everyone tho. Grammy’s swag.

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  84. trent

    How is Beyonce AND Jay-Z & Kanye West in Video of the Year not 1 but 2 time and Why is anthing of Usher in here his new music just came out this Year and i love how they Gave Jay-Z & Kanye West That Group Name Chile i Can’t wit this Ghetto Shit

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  85. yin-and-yang

    GARBAGE ASS NOMINATIONS.
    Trey Songs??? Really??? and a lot more WTFs

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  86. ddd ani

    i think bet is corrupt because why beyonce here songs are lame form her 4 album where is kelly rowland and trey songz and how can you 2 beyonce video and devil jay-z kanye video fo the year what wrong with bet for real yalll i dont watch it its lame

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    TRA Reply:

    @ddd ani, I agree with you that award shows can be corrupt sometimes. I think Kanye West deserved his nominations, but like I said in my earlier posts, there were some mistakes that make you say, WTF? I respect Trey Songz as an artist, but Trey Songz getting nominated for Best Male R&B artist was a slap in the face to Robin Thicke who had a great year.

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  87. Kelvin

    this sucks point. blank. period. no Tyga nominations, Beyonce leading with her worse charting songs ever and some of her most boring videos.Climax video of the year only been out for a two maybe three months at the most. Nicki Minaj only one and she had one of the highest charting video and song with superbass. And where is Song of the year and video of the year??

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Kelvin, BET clearly isn’t the GRAMMYs they don’t have Song Of The Year, and BET clearly isn’t the Billboard Music Awards they don’t care about The Hot 100 chart Positions it’s all about the music/videos.

    In that R&B category Beyonce has some good charting positions on the Charts, BTINH (#15), RTW(#25), LOT(#20), W/ Little Promo, CD(#71) w/ No Promo, that’s great considering she wasn’t promoting like in the IASF era.

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  88. True Story

    Beyonce
    RUN THE WORLD(GIRLS)
    COUNTDOWN

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  89. True Story

    AMERICAN BUY:
    “RUN THE WORLD” + ” COUNTDOWN”

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  90. Lola

    SMFH… Where The Fuck Is Kelly?

    BET Loves Kissing Beyonce’s Ass And She Doesn’t Even Attend Their Shows. Smh! #HowSad!

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    maya Reply:

    @Lola, Bey missed two years of the BET awards, have several seats.

    & of course they’re kissing her ass, 4 was a #1 album that lead to a 4 day concert with tickets sold out in 5 minutes. You WILL deal.

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Lola, BUT your acting like she never attends, she wasn’t their for 2 years physically and you guys make it seem like she doesn’t show up. SHE only missed those dates do to the fact she was on TOUR & Glastonbury.

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  91. maya

    Rihanna still getting R&B nominations? um, alright…

    & who is Brianna Perry? That could’ve gone to Azealia Banks.

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    Sassyandclassy Reply:

    @maya, Sorry boo Brianna Perry is better than all of these dicksuckers in this category. I rep new artist who for real wit it! It should have been Azealia but take Diamond out who the fuck is she

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  92. greg

    Where the fuck is Lloyd?

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @greg, I think he should’ve been where Chris Brown is because Turn Up The Music is

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    .... Reply:

    @KingBEY92, The hell is that suppose to mean?

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @…., Chris Brown isn’t a good artist he’s just a dancer, w/ a bad attitude.

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    Antonio Reply:

    @KingBEY92, See, you don’t like when people come for your “oh so great” fave but you want to come for others. You have nerve. Chris Brown is a great artist; and considering the fact he was the only R&B artist to have more than one song chart this year tells me a lot. Beyonce is great and all but for him to have earn all the awards he has off HIS presence and music ALONE, not with a whole GROUP, is a hell of a BLESSING. Leave Chris out of your bullshit. Btw, he’s gotten a lot better with his attitude. I don’t see why that concerns you tho.

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    yana Reply:

    @KingBEY92, wowwwwwwwwww!!!!!! he is a good artist and his attitude doesn’t have anything to do with his music. he doesn’t just dance either. you would know that if you wasn’t too busy sucking the brown off his dick. i don’t understand why some of yall bey stans think that chick’s god. she’s not the only artist that’s good. the delusions.

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  93. july

    BEEEEEEEEEYONCEEEEEE

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  94. Lisa

    These nominations suck as usual. Lloyd produced the best male R&B album of last year.

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Lisa, O

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  95. Sassyandclassy

    These comments are hilarious all I got to say is if Nicki is such a sellout her ass shouldn’t win!!!! Kelly deserved to be nominated, Chris deserves to win and Rihanna act like she is using some real rockstar drugs now she can’t compete wit Bey bum ass nasty ass instagram every 2mins ass hoe. Team Breezy 4eva

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  96. Kilyan

    Why in the name of hell is Beyonce even nominated ?!
    She’s leading the nomination? Why oh Why oh Why oh Why ?
    I just wiSh people stop kissing her aSs !
    She does not deserve to win anything !
    And I’m not even a hater..

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Kilyan, It’s kissing her ass when she puts in good material, but if they would’ve ignored her material it would’ve been GREAT. #WASPalert

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    Kilyan Reply:

    @KingBEY92,
    Are you saying 4 is good material ?

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    KingBEY92 Reply:

    @Kilyan, Check the ratings boo. 73/100 her best so far. Individually check the reception on each song, each one is critically acclaimed.

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  97. Stre3t Danc@

    Chris and Godfrey SO need to win this!! I expected more nominations, but w/e, he deserves them all!

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  98. Shay(team ashanti,Nelly,b.o.b)

    i am so sick of beyonce its not even funny anymore now one can blame beyonce for how talented she is but come on now she did 6 vidoes for one fucking album thats crazy but whatever to me its like they just throgh a whole bunch of ppl in a category and called it a day mmg is nominated for best group unless i missed it i thougt that was a label and not a group and if they win over mindless behavior i will be very mad. Side not not trying to be disrespctful but can someone tell what song mary j blige had out .ppl that i want to see perform chris brown (dont perform turn up the music i hate that song)mindless behavoir (i not under the age of 16 i just want to see were they are vocally because to me they cannot sing live)Brandy&Monica Ashanti but i doubt it because the woman you ove didnt do so well on the charts and the video has not done so well but she has a new single that she did live in dc called She anit i love it that what i want her to perform. all ymcmb everyones knowns one of them comes all of them comes b.o.b

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  99. james Williams

    Beyonce betta Perform!Bet Awards abt b Wack aab Smh

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  100. Kenny

    Damn u Beyonce deserves all@Jay Scorpio,

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  101. Kenny

    Beyonce is da best nd i pray she grabs all of dat tin

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  102. Payel

    I do agree with you: Beyonce probably doesn’t care about Swift, but her raicteon alone proved that she may have come up with the idea on her own .Yes, her PR team could have initiated the idea, but lets give celebrities some character points .she was raised in a solid family with two parents. I think she might know how to step up and do the right thing .at least sometimes.

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