Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Drake Lead 2012 BET Hip Hop Award Nominations

The BET Hip Hop Awards list of nominees has been released. Kanye West leads with 16 nominations while 2 Chainz, Drake and A$AP Rocky roll right behind.

With BET’s Hip Hop Awards drawing closer, the network has released a list of this year’s nominees. One of the most mentioned names on the list is Kanye West, who has earned 16 nominations. West is gaining recognition for solo work and collaborative efforts with Jay-Z and his G.O.O.D. Music family. He’s mentioned in nearly every category and he is sometimes named twice in a category. 

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One of West’s collaborators, 2 Chainz, is also being recognized for his work throughout the year. Chainz is up for 10 nominations including one with Drake for Best Hip Hop Video. According to Soul Culture, Drake also earned 8 nominations this year including Best Live Performer and A$AP Rocky is holding steady with 6 nods, including one for Rookie of the Year.

Other nominees, including HipHopDX for Best Hip Hop Online Site, can be seen below. 

Best Hip-Hop Video

2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”

Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga – “The Motto”

J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Live Performer

A$AP Rocky


J. Cole

The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

J. Cole


Kendrick Lamar


Kanye West

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky x Sam Lecca

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Producer of the Year


J. Cole

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

No I.D.

Kanye West

MVP of the Year

2 Chainz

J. Cole


Rick Ross

Kanye West

Track of the Year

“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)

“I’ma Boss” (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)

“N–gas In Paris” (The Throne)

“No Lie” (2 Chainz f/ Drake)

“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)

CD of the Year

The Dreamer, The Believer (Common)

Take Care (Drake)

Cole World: The Sideline Story (J. Cole)

Watch The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)

TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Young Jeezy)

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Enuff

DJ Envy

Funkmaster Flex

DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Ca$h Out


Meek Mill

Made You Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

Best Club Banger

“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)

“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)

“Same Damn Time” (Future)

“Ni–as In Paris” (The Throne)

“Mercy” (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T)

Best Mixtape

LiveLoveA$AP (A$AP Rocky)

1999 (Joey Bada$$)

Dreamchasers 2 (Meek Mill)

Rich Forever (Rick Ross)

Taylor Allderdice (Wiz Khalifa)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

2 Chainz – “Mercy”

Diddy – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”

Drake – “Stay Schemin’”

Ludacris – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”

T.I. – “Magic (Remix)”

Hustler of the Year

2 Chainz


Lil’ Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Impact Track

“Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” (Lupe Fiasco)

“Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco)

“Daughters” (Nas)

“Murder To Excellence” (The Throne)

People’s Champ Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

Driicky Graham – “Snapbacks & Tattoos”

Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – “I’ma Boss”

The Throne – “Ni–as In Paris”

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Hip-Hop Online Site


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