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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, according to Billboard. “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.

The complete list of 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Future – “Mask Off”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott
Director X
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers
DJ Mustard
London On Da Track
Metro Boomin
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Single of the Year

“Bad And Boujee” – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
“Bodak Yellow” – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)
“HUMBLE” – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)
“Mask Off” – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)
“Wild Thoughts” – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled – Grateful
Future – Future
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Jay Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
Migos – Culture

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Aminé
Cardi B
Kodak Black
Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Diddy
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky
Cardi B
Future
Migos
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

Complex.com
Hotnewhiphop.com
Theshaderoom.com
Worldstarhiphop.com
XXLMag.com

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2
Gucci Mane – Droptopwop
Juicy J – Gas Face
Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley – My Moment
Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Chance The Rapper – “I’m The One” (DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” (Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane)
Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)
Ty Dolla $ign – “Ain’t Nothing” (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)
Wiz Khalifa – “Ain’t Nothing” (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Impact Track

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow
Jay Z – “Story of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE”
Kendrick Lamar — “DNA”
Lecrae – “Blessings” Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign
Tyler, The Creator — “Who Dat Boy” Ft. A$AP Rocky

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