BET gives Lil Wayne 18 nods

    While most entertainers would be honored to take home one BET Hip Hop Award, Lil Wayne is up for a whopping 18!

    The announcement was made on BET’s “106 & Park” Thursday morning.
    Scheduled to air October 11 at 8 p.m. EST, the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards will be placing artists who’ve collaborated together head-to-head in the same categories.

    Both Kanye West and Wayne will go head-to-head for Hustler of the Year, as well as Best Hip-Hop Style, MVP of the Year, Best Live Performance and Lyricist of the Year. Nicki Minaj is in a league of her own—basking in the FeMC spotlight—yet she too, is facing off with Wayne in four of his 18 nominations.

    A good number of Wayne’s collaborations have been given the nod, but let’s not count out his solo work. "6 foot 7 foot," the  lead single from Tha Carter IV,   has already been nominated for Best Club Banger and Track of the Year. The album, which dropped just a week, almost went platinum in its first week of sales by moving more than 964,000 copies. 

    The true test, however, will be seeing if the fans vote Wayne the Verizon-sponsored viewer’s choice People’s Champ award.

    Lil’ Wayne’s nominations in full are as follows:
    Best Hip Hop Video – “Look At Me Now,” “I’m On One"
    Reese’s Perfect Combo Award [Best Collab] – “Look At Me Now,” “Hustle Hard (Remix)”,” “I’m On One”
    Best Live Performer
    Lyricist of the Year
    MVP of the Year
    Track of the Year – “6 Foot 7 Foot,” “Look At Me Now,” “I’m On One”)
    Made-You-Look Award [Best Hip Hop Style]
    Best Club Banger – “I’m On One,” “6 Foot 7 Foot,”
    Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse – “Motivation”
    Hustler of the Year
    Verizon People’s Champ Award [Viewers’ Choice] – (“Look At Me Now,” “6 Foot 7 Foot”)



    —Ciara Smith




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