BET’s 106 & Park had a packed house last night as they announced the nominees for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Rappers were in attendance and of course, the jewelry was on shine as Terrence and Rocsi revealed this year’s biggest names in hip-hop.

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Mike Epps has been selected to host the BET Hip-Hop Awards for the third time. The actor, most recently known for his roles in The Hangover and Jumping the Broom, says he is definitely a hip-hop comedian and told GlobalGrind he would be keeping the show clean.

“I am going to have a lot of clean fun, straight clean fun. It’s got to be good fun. I can’t offend anyone, you know,” said Epps.

When asked about his outfit selection for the awards, Epps told GlobalGrind “I will be G’d up from the feet up. I am going to have on something spectacular.”


While Busta Rhymes, Meek Mills and Big K.R.I.T were in attendance, the name on everyone’s lips was Lil Wayne’s.

The Young Money pioneer was nominated for a record-breaking 18 BET hip-hop awards, including Lyricist of the Year and MVP of the Year.

Wayne is followed by Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa tied with nine nods each and Rick Ross with eight nods. It was a big night for Maybach Music, as Meek Mill announced his inclusion in the cypher segment of this year’s show.

Newcomer Big K.R.I.T was nominated for three categories, including Rookie of the Year.

“This is definitely a win for my state and it is definitely an inspiration for the people that I know around me. It really just shows them that it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what kind of music you make, you can actually succeed in your dreams,” K.R.I.T said.

The Mississipi Native told GlobalGrind how he would celebrate his nominations.

“Basically I am going to stay on the road. We still have a lot of work to do so I am not going to get to party as much, we got a lot of work to do. Me and my partners we will just go out, have some drinks and reflect on the past few years that we have been riding through to get to this point.”

In addition to his excitement for hosting the show, Epps is excited about the new talents like Meek Mills and Big K.R.I.T.

“I want to see all of the new artists. I am like their uncle, I love all their shit,” said Epps.

The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to air Tuesday, October 11 at 8P/7c on BET.

Check out the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees after the jump!


Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – My Last

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One

Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie

Kanye West f/ Rihanna – All Of The Lights

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)

Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix)

Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One

Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz  –  Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer

Busta Rhymes

Cee-Lo Green


Lil Wayne

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year


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 f/ Cory Gunz)

Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)

I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)

Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &

Busta Rhymes)

My Last – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ 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)


Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Best Hip Hop Online Site

All Hip



World Star Hip

Best Club Banger

Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus)

Lil Wayne f/ 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 f/ 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 f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

Lil Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne)

Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)

Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year



Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now

Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot

Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – Moment 4 Life

Kanye West f/ Rihanna – All of The Lights

Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow

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