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Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees With 9 Nods — Full Nominee List Announced

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 09/21/09

Kanye WestKanye West may not be liked much by a lot of people, due his highly-publicized interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs, but he's still get that awards show love.

It was recently revealed that he earned the most nominations for the upcoming 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will be taped in Atlanta on October 10 and air on October 27.

He leads with nine nominations, including nods for Best Hip-Hop Collabo, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Producer of the Year, CD of the Year, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, the Made-You-Look award (for style) and People's Champ.

Right behind Kanye is Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, who landed seven nods each -- including Track of the Year, which included Wayne and Young Money's "Every Girl" and Jay's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)."

T.I. is right behind the pair with six noms, including three for his collaboration with Rihanna on "Live Your Life."

The event will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, and will also recognize N.W.A. veteran Ice Cube with its I Am Hip-Hop icon award.

A full list of nominations is as follows:

People's Champ Awards
- Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"
- Fabolous - "Throw It In The Bag"
- Kid Cudi - "Day N Nite"
- Soulja Boy Tell'em - "Turn My Swag On"
- Kanye West - "Amazing"

Producer of the Year
- Ron Browz
- Cool & Dre
- Tha Bizness
- T-Pain
- Kanye West

MVP of the Year
- Drake
- Jay-Z
- Lil Wayne
- T.I.
- Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Collabo
- Jim Jones, Ron Browz & Juelz Santana - "Pop Champagne"
- Lil Wayne & Bobby Valentino - "Mrs. Officer"
- Rick Ross & John Legend - "Magnificent"
- T.I. & Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
- Young Jeezy & Kanye West - "Put On"

Track of the Year
- Kid Cudi - "Day N Nite"
- Jay-Z - "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
- Young Money (Lil Wayne & Company) - "Every Girl"
- T.I. ft. Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
- Soulja Boy Tell'em - "Turn My Swag On"

DJ of the Year
- DJ AM
- DJ Drama
- DJ Khaled
- DJ Tony Neal
- DJ Greg Street

Hustler of the Year
- Diddy
- Drake
- Jay-Z
- Lil Wayne
- Kanye West

Made You Look Award (Style)
- Jay-Z
- Kid Cudi
- Lil Wayne
- Soulja Boy Tell'em
- Kanye West

Best Live Performer
- Busta Rhymes
- Jay-Z
- Lil Wayne
- T.I.
- Kanye West

CD of the Year
- Relapse - Eminem
- The Renaissance - Q-Tip
- Paper Trail - T.I.
- 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West
- The Recession - Young Jeezy

Lyricist of the Year
- Drake
- Eminem
- Jay-Z
- Lil Wayne
- Kanye West

Rookie of the Year
- B.o.B
- Dorrough
- Drake
- Kid Cudi
- Wale

Director of the Year
- Gil Green
- Anthony Mandler
- Mr. Boomtown
- Chris Robinson
- Hype Williams

Best Hip Hop Video
- "Ice Cream Paint Job" - Dorrough
- "We Made You" - Eminem
- "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) - Jay-Z
- "Day N Nite" - Kid Cudi
- "Live Your Life - "T.I. ft. Rihanna

Best Hip-Hop Blog
- Allhiphop.com
- NahRight.com
- ThisIs50.com
- Sohh.com
- WorldStarhiphop.com

  • Doug MacIlroy

    Kanye West should win the award for best caricature of the gangsta wannabe, misunderstood youth and all round musical genius. And someone should explain to Jay Z and Kanye that classless behavior can not be explained away by use of the word 'passion'. (Serena tried that and no one bought it.) Hip hop needs a re-mix and some better role models for the youth the artists exploit.

    "I'ma let you finish, but...."

  • Jogrind

    HOVA RIGHT!! KANYE IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!! BEYONCE SHOULD HAVE WON THAT AWARD!!!! FOR REAL THOUGH HE DIDN’T KNOW THE GIRL WAS GOING TO CRY. WHO KNEW THAT SHE KNEW SHE DIDN’T DESERVE THAT AWARD TOO. IT WAS FUNNY UNTIL WE HEARD THAT SHE WAS NOT IN ON IT AND FROZE UP. I’M LYING I’M STILL LOL!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!(laughing out loud)P.S. How can Kanye be a racist when he is dating that white girl(Amber Rose).ROC NATION IN THE BUILDING.

  • Doug Macllroy

    Disregard my last statement I dont know nothing about Mr West. Im an idiot and im sorry I wasted your time.

  • http://ballerstatus.com Lova Lynch

    Jigga man is the truth and should win all those awards he nominated for don't be a hater like that track him and kanye spit on oh yes kanye was telling the truth when he cut taylor swift aceptance speech he just did it the wrong way she shud win awards only in nickelodeon

  • jon doe

    GROW UP!!!!!!!