Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled Lead 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations


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Cardi B has joined Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled with the most nominations for the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards—all three artists have racked up a whopping nine nominations.

DJ Khaled, who is coming off of the summer release of Grateful, and Kendrick Lamar, who released his critically-acclaimed album, DAMN. in April, are both nominated for album of the year, best hip hop video, hustler of the year and MVP of the year. Cardi B is up for single of the year, best hip hop video, MVP of the year, hustler of the year, and best best new hip hop artist.  Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kodak Black and Tee Grizzley join her in the best new hip hop category.

Behind Khaled, K.Dot and Cardi are JAY-Z and Chance The Rapper, who both earned five nominations. JAY, who released one of the biggest albums of the year, 4:44, is up for album of the year and lyricist of the year, while Chance got a nod in the hot ticket performer category.

The awards show has moved from Atlanta to Miami this year, and in the wake of the recent hurricane, the network issued a statement.

“While BET is extremely excited to bring the BET Hip Hop Awards to Miami, we remain sensitive to the millions of victims affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey,” the statement reads. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm. As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our ‘Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief’ will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult process of rebuilding.”

The BET Hip Hop Awards will air on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. See a full list of the nominees here.


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