Kanye leads BET Awards nominations with seven
May 23rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Kanye leads BET Awards nominations with seven

This year's BET Awards will pass the mic to “Avengers” star Samuel L. Jackson, who's been tapped to host the July ceremony.

The highest-grossing movie actor of all time will likely share the stage at various points with another big star, Kanye West, who is up for the most nominations at this year’s show.

The rapper/burgeoning reality star has received seven nods, while his “Watch the Throne” partner Jay-Z has received five.

Keeping it in the family, Beyonce scored six nominations of her own, with two of the nods being for “Video of the Year," putting “Countdown” and “Love on Top” in the running.

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are in the first wave of performers that have been announced, though many more are coming, per the network.

Also up for awards this year are Rihanna and Mary J. Blige, who are both nominated for Best Female R&B Artist, as well as Chris Breezy and Usher in the Best Male R&B Artist category.

The BET Awards will air live July 1 at 8 p.m. ET from L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. For a full list of nominees, visit BET.com.

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  1. Robert Grace

    Warren Buffet is un american and a Lousy, Patriot!

    May 24, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. David Woodward

    Edward Asner, should play fat miserable Warren Buffet, in a Lifetime movie.

    May 24, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Asher Rothberg

    Fat Warren Buffet, collects Social Security while he is worth 40 Bullion dollars.

    Kayne is a real Human being.

    May 24, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Harry Mandel

    Kayne is a star and will go far.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peter Dolman

    Kayne could be our next great star.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Asher Rothberg

    Kayne is a good man, we must not Trash our stars.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad

    I'm gay as they c um and I'm proud of it. I can't stand the thought of going with a woman

    May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ProperVillain

    I guess the world still likes it's talentless hacks. With all the great black singers and entertainers out there this is just a total travesty. It just goes to show that the BET awards, just like the MTV awards and Grammy's are nothing more than a flavor of the month/popularity contest that has nothing to do with actual talent. This is why I tend to ignore any music related award shows altogether.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    Can we have the WET awards instead?

    May 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Heck no. If we did, all us white people would be called racists by the Blacks. Cause you know how they love to play the racism issue.. Same reason we can have a Black History Month, but not a white history Month. And why is it ok that blacks can take to the street and march for their race, but if whites do it we are called racists and KKK Members.

      May 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arnell Jurgens

      You have had your WET Awards for along time,they just weren't called that one but one is,it's called
      The CMT Awards, I don't know any black that complain about it.Bye the way white artist have won awards at the BET Awards but you wouldn't know anything about that would you Joe,John or whomever.

      May 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kanye East

    SL Jackson is cool, but kanye is a waste of oxygen. Beyonce blows.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |

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