Kanye West leads the 2012 BET Awards nominations with seven, including two Video of the Year nods for The Throne’s “N****as in Paris” and "Otis." Beyoncé scored six nods, while hubby Jay-Z earned five noms. Big Sean got three nominations, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, where he will square off against Drake, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. The 2012 BET Awards air live on July 1st from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will perform on the big show. Head to BET.Com for a full list of nominees.
Chris Brown, Usher and Bruno Mars are among the nominees in the Best Male R&B category, while Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna are up for Best Female. The Throne, Diddy-Dirty Money, Maybach Music Group and Eminem's Bad Meets Evil will compete for Best Group, and Nicki Minaj looks to be the favorite for Best Female Hip Hop.
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