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Cardi B Snags 10 Nominations For 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards

The "I Like It" rapper has been nominated for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collab, Single of the Year, and more.

Cardi B can't stop and won't stop. The Bronx rapper and fashionista is leading the pack with not one or two 2019 BET Hip Hop nominations but 10. The monumental award ceremony will make its return to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Center after soaking up the Miami sun for the past two years.

Billboard reports that the "I Like It" rapper has been nominated for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collab, Single of the Year, and more.

Although we have yet to hear another project from Cardi since her 2018 breakthrough album Invasion of Privacy, the rapper has stayed on the Hot 100 with 2019 hits "Money," "Press," and "Please Me."

The Hustlers actress recently released her latest single "Yes" with Fat Joe and Anuel AA on Friday (Sept. 6).

DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and J. Cole reached a three-way tie with eight nominations each. Drake comes in third with seven. The late Nipsey Hussle's energy will still take over as the Cali rapper was nominated for five categories including Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, and more.

A new category will be featured for the Atlanta-based show highlighting international artists from Canada, Ghana, South Africa, France, U.K., and Nigeria.

Viewers can tune into the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Hip-Hop Video
21 Savage - "A Lot" Feat. J. Cole
Cardi B - "Money"
City Girls - "Twerk" Feat. Cardi B
DaBaby - "Suge"
Meek Mill - "Going Bad" Feat. Drake
Travis Scott - "Sicko Mode" Feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer
Cardi B
DaBaby
Drake
Megan Thee Stallion
The Carters
Travis Scott

Album of the Year
Travis Scott - Astroworld
Meek Mill - Championships
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd
Tyler, The Creator - Igor
Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers 3

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Bruno Mars, Florent Dechard
Calmatic
Dave Meyers
Eif Rivera
Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year
2 Chainz
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
YBN Cordae

MVP of the Year
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
J. Cole
Megan Thee Stallion
Nipsey Hussle

Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled
London On Da track
Metro Boomin'
Mustard
Swizz Beatz
Tay Keith

Best Collab, Duo or Group
21 Savage Feat. J. Cole - "A Lot"
Cardi B & Bruno Mars - "Please Me
DJ Khaled Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher"
Lil Baby & Gunna - "Drip Too Hard"
Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)"
Travis Scott Feat. Drake - "Sicko Mode"

Single of the Year
"Act Up"  - Produced by EarlThePearll (City Girls)
"Big Ole Freak" - Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (Megan Thee Stallion)
"Money" - Produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B)
"Old Town Road (Remix)" - Produced by YoungKio (Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)"
Sicko Mode" - Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (Travis Scott Feat. Drake)
"Suge" - Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DaBaby)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Blueface
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
YBN Cordae

Best Mixtape
Jack Harlow - Loose
Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 3
Megan Thee Stallion - Fever
Roddy Ricch - Feed Tha Streets II
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - 2009
YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae & YBN Nahmir - YBN: The Mixtape

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
21 Savage - "Wish Wish" ( DJ Khaled Feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage)
Cardi B – "Clout" (Offset Feat. Cardi B)
Cardi B – "Twerk" (City Girls Feat. Cardi B)
J. Cole - "A Lot" (21 Savage Feat. J Cole)
Rick Ross - "Money in the Grave" (Drake Feat. Rick Ross)
Rick Ross - "What's Free" (Meek Mill Feat.Jay-Z & Rick Ross)

Impact Track
21 Savage - "A Lot" Feat. J. Cole
DJ Khaled - "Higher" Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
J. Cole - "Middle Child"
Kap G - "A Day Without a Mexican"
Lizzo - "Tempo" Feat. Missy Elliott
Youngboy Never Broke Again - "I Am Who They Say I Am" Feat. Quando Rondo & Kevin Gates

DJ of the Year
Chase B
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
French Montana
Meek Mill
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
All Hip-Hop
Complex
HotNewHipHop
The Shade Room
WorldStar
XXL

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Nipsey Hussle
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Best International Flow
Falz (Nigeria)
Ghetts (U.K.)
Kalash (France)
Lil Simz (U.K.)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tory Lanez (Canada)

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Noname Apologizes For J. Cole Response Track "Song 33"

Last week, Noname and J. Cole squared off in a lyrical tic-for-tac over the issues of accountability during the recent deaths of many African Americans at the hands of police brutality. After launching her track "Song 33," Noname went on Twitter over the weekend and apologized for engaging in a battle of the words with Cole. 

"i've been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33," she tweeted regarding her Madlib-produced track. "i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn't have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused."  

She later added: "madlib killed that beat and i see there's a lot of people that resonate with the words so i'm leaving it up but i'll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity."

The initial skirmish between Cole and Noname occurred last month when the Chicago lyricist subliminally called out high profiled rappers for not being vocal during the protests for George Floyd. Fans pointed the fingers to Cole, and Kendrick Lamar for fitting Noname's description, and the former took offense, releasing his controversial track "Snow on the Bluff." Subsequently, Cole spoke on the song's creative process on Twitter and said he had no ill feelings towards Noname.

"Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night," he began. "Right or wrong I can't say, but I can say it was honest. Some assume to know who the song is about. That's fine with me, it's not my job to tell anybody what to think or feel about the work. I accept all conversation and criticisms. But Let me use this moment to say this Follow @noname. I love and honor her as a leader in these times. She has done and is doing the reading and the listening and the learning on the path that she truly believes is the correct one for our people. Meanwhile a n---a like me just be rapping."

In return, Noname stormed back with her searing rebuttal "Song 33," questioning Cole's decision to speak on her tweet rather than the larger issues at hand. 

Check out Noname's tweets below.

i’ve been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33. i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn’t have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused

— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020

madlib killed that beat and i see there’s a lot of people that resonate with the words so i’m leaving it up but i’ll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity ✊🏾

— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020

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Coachella 2020 Has Officially Been Canceled

Update: 12:00 AM EST (June 11, 2020) —  Goldenvoice is assuring ticket holders that passes for the 2020 Coachella and Stagecoach festivals will be honored in 2021.

The company confirmed that next year’s Coachella festival will take place over two consecutive weekend beginning April 9-11 2021. Stagecoach kicks off the following weekend after Coachella ends.

Ticket holders will receive an email on Monday (June 15) “with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”

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— Coachella (@coachella) June 11, 2020

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After initially being postponed until October, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been canceled. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser decided to cancel Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival amid concerns that COVID-19 could get worse in the fall.

“Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward,” Kaiser said in a statement on Wednesday (June 10). “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the heat of the community.”

Officials in Riverside County consulted with Goldenvoice, the company behind the annual festivals, before making a final decision. Coachella and its country music counterpart, Stagecoach, are both expected to return to Indio, Calif. next year but with updated health precautions in place.

Coachella and Stagecoach aren’t the only major music festivals to get canceled this year. The 2020 Lollapalooza festival was also axed because of the pandemic. “We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to [Chicago’s] Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned,” reads a message on the festival website. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is our highest priority.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine And Nicki Minaj Announce “Trollz” Collaboration

Update: 12:15 A.M. EST (June 11,2020) — As promised, Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj unleashed their new single “Trollz.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj are teaming back up for the new single, “Trollz,” the rap duo announced on social media on Wednesday (June 11).

The “Trollz” music video drops at midnight on Friday (June 12). A percentage of the single's proceeds will go to The Bail Project Inc.

“The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who cannot afford to pay bail,” Minaj tweeted, along with a Black Lives Matter hashtag.

 

A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc. The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail. #BlackLivesMatter #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight https://t.co/bZEurWg6Jx pic.twitter.com/G0t0crYh8E

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) June 10, 2020

 

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nObOdY gOiN To WoRk wiTH HiM No mOrE LINK IN MY BIO ‼️‼️ GO PREORDER TROLLZ RIGHT NOW PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM TROLLZ WILL GO TO BAILING OUT PROTESTERS ❤️

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“Trollz” marks the second single from Tekashi since being released from prison early, and his latest collaboration with Minaj after “Fefe.” Last month, Minaj teamed with Doja Cat for the “Say So” remix, which scored the Queens native her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard singles chart.

Minaj isn’t the only artist to link up with the 23-year-old rapper as of late. Akon jumped in the studio with Tekashi to work on an apparent follow-up to his 2003 single, “Locked Up.”

 

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LOCKED UP PART 2 IM ON ALBUM MODE THIS ALBUM GOING CRAZYYYYYYY @akon ❤️

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