bustaxxlcover.jpgNominations for cable network BET’s annual salute to music, television, film and sports were announced yesterday (May 16). Leading the nominations with four each were rappers Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott, along with singers Mary J. Blige and Jaime Foxx. Busta was nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year and the Viewer’s Choice Award, while Elliott was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, and twice for Video of the Year (for her own “Lose Control” video and her part in Busta’s “Touch It (Remix)” video). Other leading hip-hop nominees include Kanye West with three nominations and T.I. with two. The awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, June 27.