Kanye West has made it well "Through the Wire" of the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards nomination process. In fact, Kim Kardashian's beau has scored a shocking 17 nominations for this year's show — and there are only 18 categories in total.
While 2012 has been a big professional and personal year for West — the rapper not only embarked on a Kardashian-approved PR blitz, but also collaborated on the album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z.
As for other nominees: 2 Chainz scored 13 nominations while Drake nabbed nods in 11 categories. See below for the rest of the nominees for the ceremony, which will air Oct. 9 Video Director of the Year: A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca Benny Boom Chris Robinson Kanye West Hype Williams Reese's Perfect Combo Award: 2 Chainz f/ Drake – "No Lie" Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – "The Motto (Remix)" J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – "Nobody's Perfect" Wale f/ Miguel – "Lotus Flower Bomb" Kanye f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - "Mercy" Track of the Year: "Cashin' Out" – Produced by DJ Spinz (Ca$h Out) "Ima Boss" – Produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross) "Ni**as in Paris" – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy & Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West) "No Lie" – Produced by Mike Will Made-It and Co-Produced by Marz (2 Chainz f/ Drake) "The Motto" – Produced by T-Minus (Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga) Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz – Mercy (Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) Diddy – Same Damn Time Remix (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris) Drake – Stay Schemin’ (Rick Ross f/ Drake & French Montana) Ludacris – Same Damn Time Remix (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris) T.I. – Magic Remix (Future f/ T.I.) Rookie of the Year: 2 Chainz A$AP Rocky Ca$h Out Future Meek Mill Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy J. Cole J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League No I.D. Kanye West 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) f/ Otis Redding: Otis Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: Mercy MVP of the Year: 2 Chainz J. Cole Jay-Z Rick Ross Kanye West Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): 2 Chainz A$AP Rocky Big Sean Nicki Minaj Kanye West Lyricist of the Year: J. Cole Jay-Z Kendrick Lamar Nas Kanye West Impact Track: Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) – Lupe Fiasco B*tch Bad – Lupe Fiasco Daughters – Nas Murder to Excellence – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) Hustler of the Year: 2 Chainz Jay-Z Lil Wayne Rick Ross Kanye West CD of the Year: Common – The Dreamer, The Believer Drake – Take Care J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Thone Young Jeezy – TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition Best Mixtape: A$AP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP Joey BadA$$ – 1999 Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2 Rick Ross – Rich Forever Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice Best Live Performer: A$AP Rocky Drake J. Cole The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) Kanye West Best Hip Hop Video: 2 Chainz f/ Drake – "No Lie" A$AP Rocky – "Goldie" Drake f/ Lil Wayne – "HYFR" Wale f/ Miguel – "Lotus Flower Bomb" Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – "Mercy" Best Club Banger: Ca$h Out – Cashin’ Out (Produced by DJ Spinz) Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto (Produced by T - Minus) Future – Same Damn Time (Produced by Sonny Digital) The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Ni**as in Paris (Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy & Mike Dean) Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy (Produced by Lifted) DJ of the Year: DJ Drama DJ Enuff DJ Envy DJ Funkmaster Flex DJ Khaled Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Skip the VMAs: Where Were They? The Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Guide to Anniversaries Why Are We So Skeptical of Celebrity Couples? From Our Partners:Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen Hit the Set of 'Scary Movie 5' — PHOTOS(Celebuzz) Amanda Bynes Caught Driving Illegally in Los Angeles with Suspended License(Celebuzz)
Part Mean Girls part Heathers—hell there’s even a little bit of Hilary Duff’s ridiculously stupid The Perfect Man thrown in there—John Tucker Must Die fits the genre nicely. But the word “die” is a little harsh. Actually when three high school girls—wannabe journalist Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) head cheerleader Heather (Ashanti) and vegan activist Beth (Sophia Bush)—find out they are all dating the delectable John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) the school’s basketball star they decide to get even. After several embarrassing tactics backfire the girls come up with the perfect idea. They’ll recruit pretty but anonymous new kid Kate (Brittany Snow) doll her up and get Tuck to fall in love with her so she can ceremoniously dump him. Wow I can’t see anything going wrong with that plan. Not at all. Talk about some pretty people John Tucker has got them in spades starting off with the insanely handsome Metcalfe who literally had women weak in the knees as the hot gardener who woos Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria. It’s not a big stretch to see him as the sexy Tuck the most popular er player in school. Then there’s the trio of revengeful hotties: tall lean and blonde Kebbel (Aquamarine) as the “smart” girl; curvy singer/actress Ashanti (Coach Carter) as the bring-it-on “cheerleader”; and luscious and exotic Bush (TV’s One Tree Hill) as the “experienced” one. But really its the perky Snow’s (The Pacifier) show effectively playing the “invisible” girl no one knows or even cares to know who moves around a lot whenever her mother (Jenny McCarthy in a nice bit part) breaks up with a “John Tucker” herself. What’s wrong with these single moms dragging their daughters all over the place after their hearts get broken? Betty Thomas best known for her turn as Sgt. Lucy Bates on Hill Street Blues doesn’t have the best track record in town as a director (I Spy is hers for example). But she’s helmed enough passable comedies (The Brady Bunch Movie Dr. Dolittle) to grant her admittance into the club. Problem here is Thomas isn’t teamed up with a sharp writer like Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey whose Mean Girls script simply zings. John Tucker is pretty standard fare taking bits and pieces from the already established high-school formula. Still the coveted teen market will more than likely enjoy all the antics in the film—especially the whole “thong” bit in which Tuck caught wearing a thong in one of the girls’ schemes makes it cool for guys everywhere to wear thongs. Yeah you get the picture.