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Lil Wayne and Birdman to Headline First MTV2 Sucker Free Awards

The first annual MTV2 Sucker Free Awards is set to air on December 4th from Miami. MTV recently announced headliners Lil Wayne and Birdman will be taking the stage at the South Beach hotspot club LIV Fontainebleau.

Weezy is nominated for both “Artist of the Year” and “Classic” categories and will perform at the Sucker Free Stage with YMCMB head honcho Birdman for a performance of "Why U Mad," which also features Nicki MInaj. DJ Irie has been tapped to man the turntables and hip-hop veteran Sway Calloway will be handling hosting duties. MTV2 will announce special guest appearances at a later date.

The Sucker Free Awards will feature packages and acceptance speeches from the award-shows' big winners. DJ Envy will also be on hand throughout the night to give fans the VIP treatment from the heart of the action.

A total of seven categories will be voted on through a combination of fan voting online and via social media, as well as voting by tastemakers throughout the music and entertainment industry. Viewers can vote for three Sucker Free Awards categories including “Must Follow Artist in Social Media,” “Rookie of the Year” and “The Best Crew of 2011” online by heading over to MTV2.com. To vote via Twitter, fans must use #SuckerFreeAwards hash-tag, list the category and their vote.

The Sucker Free Awards airs SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH AT 11PM ET/PT ON MTV2.

The nominees for the 2011 Sucker Free Awards include:

FAN VOTED SUCKER FREE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES:

Must Follow Artist in Social Media – To vote via Twitter, use #suckerfreeawards and #twitterking · Tyler, The Creator · 50 Cent · Fabolous · Chris Brown · Lil Duval

Rookie of the Year (Best Debut Album) – To vote via Twitter, use #suckerfreeawards and #RookieoftheYear · Tyler, The Creator · Big Sean · J. Cole · Wiz Khalifa

The Best Crew of 2011 – To vote via Twitter, use #suckerfreeawards and #bestcrew · Maybach Music Group · Odd Future · YMCMB · Slaughterhouse/Shady 2.0 · GOOD Music · Roc Nation · Taylor Gang

TASTEMAKER VOTED SUCKER FREE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES:

Artist of the Year · Jay-Z & Kanye West · Lil Wayne · Rick Ross · Nicki Minaj · Chris Brown

Classic, Best Album of the Year · Kanye West and Jay-Z – Watch the Throne · Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV · Lupe Fiasco – Lasers · MMG – Self Made, Vol. 1 · Big Sean – Finally Famous

Club Banger, Song of the Year · "I’m On One" -DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil' Wayne · "Ima Boss" -Meek Mill · " *****’s In Paris" - Kanye West and Jay-Z · " Headlines" -Drake · "Racks" -Y.C. featuring Future

Who’s Got Next (Best Artist without an album) · Meek Mill · Kendrick Lamar · Mac Miller · Big K.R.I.T. · ASAP Rocky

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