The BET Awards are fastly approaching and the nominations are out! Hot on the press, Jay Z and Beyonce lead the BET with four nominations between the each of them.
Billboard broke down the nods:
Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In Love"). Besides being nominated alongside Beyoncé for Video of the Year and twice for Best Collaboration, Jay is also nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. The nominations announcement comes two days after footage leaked of Solange attacking Jay Z in a The Standard Hotel elevator the night of the Met Gala. Drake, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina follow behind with three nominations each.
The festivities will be hosted by comedic legend, Chris Rock for the first time ever.
Stephen Hill released this statement about Chris:
“We’ve been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while, and we’re ecstatic that Chris Rock will be the host of the BET Awards for the first time. Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture.”
The BET Awards will broadcast June 29 at 8pm on BET.
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