Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa Lead The 2011 BET Awards Nominations

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Vibe / September 8, 2011

The 2011 BET Awards is set to air on Oct. 11 at 8:00 PM from the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta.

This year Lil Wayne leads the pack with a whopping nineteen-nominations, including awards for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year and more. Coincidentally Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa are up for nine-nominations each. Not far behind them is Chris Brown and Rick Ross with eight-nominations apiece

Funnyman Mike Epps has been tapped to host the big night, which will be taped on Oct. 1. Check out the full list of nominations below.

2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown – My Last
Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One
Eminem Feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All Of The Lights

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)

Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Ludacris & Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One
Lupe Fiasco Feat. Trey Songz – Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer

Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year

Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year

Lil’ Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year

6 Foot 7 Foot – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz)
Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne)
Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
My Last – Produced by No I.D. (Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown)

CD of the Year

Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – LASERS
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year

Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger

Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide Feat. Future – Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape

Big K.R.I.T. – Return Of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil’ Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil’ Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year

Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)

Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All of The Lights
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow