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Cardi B Leads BET Awards Nominations, Nipsey Hussle Up For One

The BET Awards nominations list is out and Cardi B is leading the pack with seven nods. Bardi is competing with hot, new rap diva Megan Thee Stallion, as well as Kash Doll, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. In addition to going toe-to-toe with those skilled emcees, Cardi's also up against herself in the Video of the Year category. Her music visual with Bruno Mars for their record "Please Me" will rival the visual for her solo track, "Money," so the odds are ever in her favor.

Right behind Cardi with the most nominations stands Drake with five, and then Beyoncé, J. Cole and Travis Scott with four nominations each. Cole, Drake, and Scott share the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist category with fellow rappers 21 Savage, Meek Mill, and the late Nipsey Hussle.

The 2019 BET Awards is set to premiere on June 23, with "something major" for the viewers according to its Instagram page. Check out the full list of nominees below.

 

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Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R
  • Solange
  • SZA
  • Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • Khalid

Best Group 

  • Chloe x Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby and Gunna
  • Migos
  • The Carters

Best Collaboration

  • 21 Savage featuring J. Cole - "A Lot"
  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars - "Please Me"
  • Cardi B featuring J. Balvin and Bad Bunny - "I Like It"
  • H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller - "Could've Been"
  • Travis Scott featuring Drake - "Sicko Mode"
  • Tyga featuring Offset - "Taste"

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Meek Mill
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Travis Scott

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Kash Doll
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy MA

Video of the Year

  • 21 Savage featuring J. Cole - "A Lot"
  • Cardi B - "Money"
  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars - "Please Me"
  • Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
  • Drake - "Nice for What"
  • The Carters - "Apes***"

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams
  • Karena Evans

Best New Artist

  • Blueface
  • City Girls
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational

  • Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell – “All of My Life”
  • Fred Hammond – “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
  • Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory
  • Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen – “Blessing Me Again”
  • Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone

Best International Act

  • AKA (South Africa)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Dave (U.K.)
  • Dosseh (France)
  • Giggs (U.K.)
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act

  • Headie One (U.K.)
  • Jok’Air (France)
  • Nesly (France)
  • Octavian (U.K.)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
  • Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress

  • Issa Rae
  • Regina Hall
  • Regina King
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Viola Davis

Best Actor

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Omari Hardwick

Young Stars

  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Lyric Ross
  • Marsai Martin
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
  • Miles Brown

Best Movie

  • Blackkklansman
  • Creed 2
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • The Hate U Give

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Allyson Felix
  • Candace Parker
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Kevin Durant
  • LeBron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Stephen Curry
  • Tiger Woods

Album of the Year

  • Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B
  • Ella Mai – Ella Mai
  • Championships – Meek Mill
  • Everything Is Love – The Carters
  • Astroworld – Travis Scott

BET Her

  • Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”
  • Ciara – “Level Up”
  • H.E.R. – “Hard Place”
  • Janelle Monae – “PYNK”
  • Queen Naija – “Mama’s Hand”
  • Teyana Taylor – “Rose in Harlem”

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice

  • Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny – “I Like It”
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
  • Drake – “In My Feelings”
  • Ella Mai – “Trip”
  • J. Cole – “Middle Child”
  • Travis Scott featuring Drake – “Sicko Mode”

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Grammy-Winning Producer DJ Official Killed During Double Shooting In Los Angeles

Family and friends, including DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla Sign, are mourning the loss of André Wakefield, a.k.a “DJ Official.”  The Grammy award-winning producer and father to a newborn son, was killed in a double drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles Friday (June 14).

He was 26.

Wakefield and his friend were shot while sitting outside of his home. The gunfire startled his grandfather who was mowing the lawn at the time. The killer fled the scene in a black SUV.

“All he did was go to work and come home,” Wakefield’s grandfather told NBC Los Angeles of his grandson. “He didn’t belong to [a] gang or nothing like that.”

According to a cousin, Wakefield was at the studio with Nipsey Hussle two days before the 31-year-old rapper was killed. One of his final Instagram posts was a dedication to Hussle.

DJ Mustard took to Instagram with a dedication to Wakefield who belonged to his 10 Summers imprint. “I’m beyond hurt. I’m devastated. I’m sick to my stomach,” he wrote. “I love you lil bro forever @prodbyofficial .... I got your son 4 life this ain’t how it was suppose to go.”

 

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I’m beyond hurt I’m devastated I’m sick to my stomach I love you lil bro forever @prodbyofficial .... i got your son 4 life this ain’t how it was suppose to go 😥 a real 10SUMMER MEMBER !

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Ty Dolla $ign also shared an emotional Instagram post writing, “How the f**k they gon' take @prodbyofficial ? Who the f**k was mad at my bro? A father, a successful producer, a solid homie who meant a lot to all of us. U n**gas is some real life jealous a** b**ches out here. We had so much fun on this tour and every time I ran into u it was love and good vibes. LONG LIVE OFFICIAL.”

 

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How the fuck they gon take @prodbyofficial ? Who the fuck was mad at my bro ? A father, a successful producer, a solid homie who meant a lot to all of us . U niggas is some real life jealous ass bitches out here. we had so much fun on this tour and every time I ran into u it was love and good vibes . LONG LIVE OFFICIAL ❤️🤲🏾

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Wakefield won a Grammy earlier this year and produced for the likes of Cardi B, YG, Rich The Kid, City Girls, Chris Brown and more. He recently produced three tracks on Tyga’s Legacy album.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

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J. Cole Says He’s “Working On” Getting ‘The Warm Up’ And ‘Friday Night Lights’ On Streaming Services

On June 15, 2009, J. Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which helped to catalyze his rise in the hip-hop genre.

“10 years ago The Warm Up dropped,” he began. “Thanks 2 all that have listened 2 the foundation of my whole journey. My catalogue on streaming services don’t even look right until this & FNL are up. Workin on it. Decade later and I’m still dreaming and tryna get better. God Bless.”

Spanning 22 tracks, The Warm Up boasts melodies like “Lights Please,” “Losing My Balance,” “The Badness” with Dreamville cohort Omen, and “Grown Simba.” With "Lights Please," Cole credited that melody with landing him a Roc Nation contract. "The best part about it is, when he’s feeling something, when there’s a line that he likes, he gives you that, 'Wooooooo!’ and he’ll let you know that he’s feeling it," he said in a 2009 interview with Complex. "It’s a three-hour meeting and we only played five songs, so the rest of the time, we’re talking and building, you know, talking about Obama and sh*t. Then three weeks later I got the confirmation text that said he wanted to do the deal. And we just went from there."

In May 2019, Cole celebrated another milestone when his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, went triple platinum. The feat also publicized the fact that every album Cole has released (five albums thus far) turned platinum.

10 years ago The Warm Up dropped. Thanks 2 all that have listened 2 the foundation of my whole journey.

My catalogue on streaming services don’t even look right until this & FNL are up. workin on it.

Decade later and I’m still dreamin and tryna get better. God Bless

— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 15, 2019

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Diddy Sends Well Wishes To Cassie On Pregnancy Announcement

Earlier this week (June 13), Cassie announced that she’s expecting her first child. “Can’t wait to meet out baby girl,” the “Me And You” singer captioned a photo of her and her boyfriend Alex Fine. “Love you always & forever.”

Following the announcement, Diddy, who was in a relationship with Cassie for a reported 10 years, posted his well wishes on Instagram. “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex,” Diddy wrote. “I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless. LOVE.”

The pair separated earlier this year after an on-and-off relationship. Once they went their separate ways, Cassie and fitness professional Fine began dating.

 

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Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E

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Can’t wait to meet our baby girl 💗 Love You Always & Forever 📸: @mikemillerphoto

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