kanye-west.jpgThe 2007 MTV Music Award nominees were announced yesterday (August 7) and Kanye West leads all hip-hop artists with five nominations. The awards will take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. on September 9. Kanye has been nominated for video of the year [“Stronger”], Male Artist of the Year and Quadruple Threat of the Year. In addition, director Hype Williams has been nominated for Best Director and Best Editing in a Video for his work on ‘Ye’s “Stronger.”

Other hip-hop artists nominated include:

T.I. for Male Artist of the Year
Jay-Z for Quadruple Threat of the Year
Lil’ Mama [“Lip Gloss”] for Monster Single of the Year
MIMS [“This Is Why I’m Hot”] for Monster Single of the Year
Shop Boyz [“Party Like A Rock Star”] for Monster Single of the Year
Timbaland [“The Way I Are”] for Monster Single of the Year
Gnarls Barkley [“Smiley Faces”] for Best Editing in a Video
Eve [“Tambourine”] for Best Choreography in a Video