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Nicki Minaj Earns Four BET Hip Hop Awards Nods, Jay-Z Leads With 11

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 09/09/10

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj continues to rack up accolades, without an official album out. Recently, she received four nominations at this year's upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta.

The Young Money First Lady received nods for Rookie of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Hustler of the Year and in the Made-You-Look category, which recognizes her eclectic style.

In the Made-You-Look category alone, Minaj will go up against Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West, while Lyricist of the Year sees her up against her fellow Young Money members Drake and Lil Wayne.

After learning of the nominations, Nicki took to her Twitter page on Tuesday (September 7) to share her excitement for the recognition.

"Very excited about the four BET HIP HOP AWARD nominations," she wrote. "Thank you BET!!!! Watch @106andpark now 4 more info."

Minaj's six nods are impressive, but it's Jay-Z who leads the pack with 11, including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Huslter of the Year and the Made-You-Look category among others.

Drake received two more mods above Minaj with eight.

This year's ceremony will be hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps, who returns for a second round.

The event goes down at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on October 2 with the network premiere on October 12th.

For more info, visit BET.com/HipHopAwards.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Live Performer
- Busta Rhymes
- Drake
- Jay-Z
- Kanye West
- Lil Wayne

Lyricist of the Year
- Drake
- Lil Wayne
- Nicki Minaj
- Eminem
- Jay-Z

Rookie of the Year
- Chiddy Bang
- J. Cole
- Nicki Minaj
- Roscoe Dash
- Waka Flocka Flame

Hustler of the Year
- Diddy
- Drake
- Jay-Z
- Nicki Minaj
- T.I.

Made-You-Look Award
- B.o.B.
- Jay-Z
- Nicki Minaj
- T.I.
- Kanye West

People's Champ Award
- B.o.B.
- Nicki Minaj
- Eminem
- Gucci Mane
- Cali Swagg
- Drake
- Kanye West

Track of the Year
- B.o.B. - "Airplanes"
- DJ Khaled - "All I Do Is Win"
- Young Money - "Bedrock"
- Rick Ross - "B.M.F."
- Jay-Z - "Empire State of Mind"

Perfect Combo Award
- B.o.B & Bruno Mars - "Nothin' On You"
- Diddy-Dirty Money, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj
- DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss & Nicki Minaj
- Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem
- Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Best Hip Hop Blog Site
- Thisis50
- AllHipHop
- NahRight
- WorldstarHipHop
- Rap Radar

DJ Of The Year
- DJ Drama
- DJ Holiday
- Funkmaster Flex
- DJ Khaled
- DJ Tony Neal

Producer Of The Year
- Boi-1da
- Drumma Boy
- Lex Luger
- Swizz Beatz
- Polow Da Don

Hip Hop Video Director Of The Year
- Benny Boom
- Hype Williams
- Mr Boomtown
- Chris Robinson
- Gil Green

MVP Of The Year
- Jay-Z
- B.o.B
- Drake Eminem
- Rick Ross

Best Hip-Hop Video
- B.o.B - "Nothin' On You"
- Drake - "Find Your Love"
- Jay-Z - "Run This Town"
- Jay-Z - "Empire State of Mind"
- Jay-Z - "On To The Next One"

Best Club Banger
- Diddy-Dirty Money - "Hello Good Morning"
- DJ Khaled ft Snoop, Ludacris, T-Pain - "All I Do Is Win"
- Rick Ross ft Styles P - "BMF"
- Young Jeezy ft Plies - "Lose My Mind"
- Waka Flocka - "O Let's Do It"

CD Of The Year
- Drake - Thank Me Later
- Eminem - Recovery
- Jay-Z - Blueprint 3
- Rick Ross - Teflon Don
- B.o.B - The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

  • b.k. da wrestler

    big ups 2 her 4 her success

  • dredfbi

    I wonder why dis peoples never recognise NaS..dats d kind of hiphop I knw...not all dis popstars who think dey can rap

  • joeblow

    These awards are so bullshit. In the best hip hop video award, jay has three entries. How the fuck can he lose???!

  • sally

    i see nicki is up for 8 awards not 4 but wateva

  • underdog

    Should be renamed the "LSCA" load of shit commercial awards.

  • Philly-O

    All these wide-eyed poses Nicki does makes her look like a dumbass who's surprised by something.

    She's prolly surprised anyone buys her shit.

  • Philly-O

    Wait, Waka Flocka Lame is nominated for "Rookie of the Year"...for WHAT!?

  • Thomas

    She deserves it,she's been outstandin

  • sirroyalty

    muthafuk jay-z dat aint right yal come on dat nigga got 11, 11! nods dat shyt rigged

  • makayla caufield

    you is nice

  • http://www.urban-nation.com Devante

    These nominations seem fair enough as I thought that Jay Z had an incredible year and his hot rap music video for Enemy State Of Mind was one of the best of rap & hip hop music videos of the year. Other rap artists who have had great years are Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Kanye West. Drakes music and Drakes music videos have been awesome in 2010. Lil Waynes music videos and his collaborations have been hot too. Eminem has had a phenomenal year too with his smash hit rap song with Rihanna "Love The Way You Lie" and his album Recovery dominating the charts. And Kanye Wests music and his rap music video collaborations have been great too.

  • man92

    honestly ,i realy like nicki minaj and i thnk they were right on her,she deserved ,bt jigga... Man ,hell No,!

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