Lil Wayne nabs 18 BET Hip Hop Awards nods
September 8th, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Lil Wayne nabs 18 BET Hip Hop Awards nods

After topping the charts with "Tha Carter IV" - which sold 964,000 units, helping Lil Wayne to secure the biggest sales week for a hip-hop album or record from a male artist since 2008's "Tha Carter III" - Weezy is racking up more accolades.

The 28-year-old rapper has scored a record-breaking 18 nominations for 2011's BET Hip Hop Awards, spanning a variety of categories including lyricist of the year; best live performer; best hip hop style (referred to as the "made you look" award); hustler of the year and best club banger (which highlights his track "6 Foot 7 Foot" as well as his collaboration with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross, "I'm On One").

Trailing behind Lil Wayne are Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, with nine nominations each, followed by Rick Ross, who snagged 8 nods.

The BET Hip Hop Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will air on October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Vernan

    You wish white trash go on running and parking cars at the countr club that you work geterdun.

    September 8, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Man

    no, it's mostly about money. and since I own the country club where your daddy shines my shoes, I can do what I want. Dat's wassup, yo!

    September 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Big Al

    Mr.Nice we ain't gotta look for white women they find us when they wanna get away from their man that can't even dress himself,they can be themselves around us and it's not all about s*x as most of you think.

    September 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jamal

    @derp go eat your white bread mayonnaise sandwich,have a case of Budweiser,a pack of Marlboros sit back in your wife beater and Rustler jeans in your double wide and watch Nas Car on 5O' that's almost as large as your living room,and wait on a flood or tornado to take your ignorant a#* away.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      You win the internets today for finding a way to use "Rustler jeans" in a comment. Good work, my friend. Good work.

      September 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      That was pretty funny Jamal. One question though, what do you do on fathers day?

      September 9, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Boney Tee

    @derp are you proficient in the Kings' English? You are ? STFU No one hardly uses the term ebonics anymore.Have your ni##er hating partying elsewhere you pr*ck.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Predictable and stereotypical response. Nice job, Bill Cosby would be so proud.

      September 9, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • A fourteen year old ghetto ho

      Can ah aks U a kweschin?

      Ah wuntz ta namez my new babee girl La'quandrisha sos dat the bich has a uneeek nam liyk me.

      Muh baby daddi Dah'quantrellis wuntz to namez hur Uneeekwa.

      Ah tink dat muthafuka crazee

      Ah dont no wut 2 do. wich name is more uneek?

      September 9, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Boney Tee

    Ezzz you don't need a college degree to spell,most pop or rock don't have them.

    September 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ezzz

    i dont even know the nominees, but im sure he is going to win. people will vote for anything lil wayne is on. I mean come on close to a million people bought his new CD and it sucked. but do you know who else is nominated? id like to know

    September 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ezzz

    @boney tee
    im not a redneck and i still dont think he deserves "lyricist of the year" you realize that he does suck now right? you REALLY think an artist that says "im all about my riches, my name should be richard" should win lyricist of the year? no thanks. id pick an artist like j.cole that actually has a college education and actually has meaning to his lyrics.

    September 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Out of curiousity, who do you think should win best lyricist? Also, you do realize these are nominations and that Wayne didn't actually win anything yet?

      September 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Booo

    I've never heard of frying chitlins. I can guarantee u that this biracial person has seen just as many whites as blacks buying up chitterlings at the market in my rural southern hometown. So your attempt at playing at racial stereotypes about food (on a music story, no less) = bigoted epic fail...

    September 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Boney Tee

    You rednecks gtf out of here you arrogant b***ards will you ever understand that you don't and can't 'get'everything,this isn't about you.Furthermore if Weezy want's to eat American foods like watermelons,fried chicken or chittlins',or European stuff like caviar,squid,eel he can you broke M Fs. Suck my d"*k

    September 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      You do realize that you just reinforced every racial stereotype. Nice work.

      September 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "European stuff like caviar,squid,eel he can you broke M Fs. Suck my d"*k"

      I'm sorry, I am not proficient in nebonics. Could you please translate into English.

      September 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Nice

      Oh good laaawd.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. lw

    Lil Wayne is so overrated. "Lyricist of the Year", who can understand what he's saying?

    September 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superhiro

    People are somehow surprised and upset that a rapper gets a lot of BET awards? Man, who else was supposed to win?

    September 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mr. Nice

    I bet he likes watermelon with his fried chitlins.

    September 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @derp

    Why is that idiot on a cnn site ? I answered myself-idiot !

    September 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Evel Knievel

    Hopefully, this piece of garbage will be back in prison, where he belongs, by the time they give out the awards.

    September 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. joe

    Bill Cosby is right.

    September 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Steve

    Music just gets more and more desperate.

    September 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Steve

    More proof that music couldnt be more desperate these days.

    September 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ezzz

    lyricist of the year? really? lol i dont know what people listen to when they listen to wayne because he is farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from that now. maybe back in 06-07, but now? neh

    September 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Richard

    Remember the survey taken some time ago that showed his music fans have the lowest average IQ of any major music fans? Obama voters.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      No, I don't remember that survey. Can you cite it, or is your comment just a n a l verbiage.

      September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. KajinPL

    Umm..... smh. I miss when they had more worthy people on these shows. It's not even worth it anymore. Next thing you know Tyler, the Creator will get a Grammy Award.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Confused

    I don't get the hype. His raps make no sense.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. TRUTH

    They should rename it the BET Corny A&& Commercial "music" Awards.

    September 8, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  24. brittany


    September 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. Boney Tee

    Gimme that husla music

    September 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  26. portalpunk

    all this typing is making me FIRSTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |

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