BET has announced the nominations for the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards.
 Kanye West leads the pack with 17 nods including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year. Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is nominated in 13 categories, including Best Hip Hop Video, MVP oF the Year and Track of the Year.
The event takes place in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. It will air on October 9.
Mike Epps is back again as host of the event. This marks the fourth time the comedian will take on that role.
Check out the full list of nominees below.



Best Hip Hop Video

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
ASAP Rocky – Goldie
Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
Wale f/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T – Mercy
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto
J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – Nobody’s Perfect
Wale f/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T – Mercy
Best Live Performer

ASAP Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Kanye West
Lyricist Of The Year

J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nas
Kanye West

Video Director Of The Year

ASAP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams
Producer Of The Year

Hit-Boy
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West
MVP Of The Year

2 Chainz
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Track Of The Year

Ca$h Out – Cashin Out
Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – Ima Boss
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Niggas In Paris
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto
CD Of The Year

Common – The Dreamer, The Believer
Drake – Take Care
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch The Throne
Young Jeezy – TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition
DJ Of The Year

DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
Rookie Of The Year

2 Chainz
ASAP Rocky
Ca$h Out
Future
Meek Mill
Made You Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

2 Chainz
ASAP Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Best Club Banger

Ca$h Out – Cashin Out
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto
Future – Same Damn Time
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Niggas In Paris
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T – Mercy
Best Mixtape

ASAP Rocky – LiveLoveASAP
Joey Bada$$ – 1999
Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2
Rick Ross – Rich Forever
Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice
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
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Impact Track

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)
Lupe Fiasco – B**** Bad
Nas – Daughters
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Murder To Excellence
People’s Champ Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
Driicky Graham – Snapbacks & Tattoos
Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – Ima Boss
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Niggas In Paris
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T – Mercy
Best Hip-Hop Online Site

2DopeBoyz.com
AllHipHop.com
Complex.com
HipHopDX.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
WorldstarHipHop.com
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