Cardi B, DJ Khaled, & Kendrick Lamar Lead BET Hip Hop Awards
Without a doubt, Cardi B is Hip Hop’s breakout star of the year!
The former reality TV star turned raptress is leading the pack alongside DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar with 9 BET Hip Hop Award nominations!
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to social media to share her excitement and gratitude.
Lamar and DJ Khaled share nominations in several categories including single of the year, album of the year, best hip hop video, hustler of the year and MVP of the year. With nods as well for single of the year, best hip hop video, MVP of the year and hustler of the year, Cardi B is also up for best new hip hop artist. Rounding out that category are: Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kodak Black and Tee Grizzley.
Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper rang up the second-most nominations with five nods each, vying against each other for lyricist of the year, MVP of the year and hustler of the year. Jay-Z’s nods also include album of the year, while Chance the Rapper earned a nod in the hot ticket performer category. Tied at four nominations each are Future and Migos, both of whom are nominated for single of the year, album of the year and the Made-You-Look Award (best hip-hop style).
The 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards will take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6.
BET interim head of programming Connie Orlando released the following 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.
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.
Congrats to Cardi B and all of the nominees.