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Does Kanye West Really Deserve 17 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations?

Sep 13, 2012 | 6:18am EDT

kanye west bet hip hop awardsKanye 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


Meek Mill

Producer of the Year:


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


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


Kendrick Lamar


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


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


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

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