Lil Wayne Tops BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations With 12 Nods

It’s Wayne’s world this year, and everyone else is just living in it.

The Cash Money star leads the way with a whopping 12 nominations for the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network announced today.

Weezy received nods in Lyricist of the Year, Best Video (“Lollipop”), and MVP of the Year, among others nods.

The New Orleans rapper has had a big 2008 so far. He has the best-selling album of the year in Tha Carter III, he was a recent headliner at the MTV Video Music Awards, and his single “Lollipop” was his first number one hit.

The Roc boys, however, didn’t do bad for themselves either. Kanye West received seven nominations, while Jay-Z earned a tally of six. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include David Banner, DJ Khaled, Plies, Rick Ross, and Flo Rida.

The twoo Roc-A-Fella artists will compete head-to-head in a number of categories; Lyricist of the Year, MVP, Track of the Year, and CD of the Year categories. Jay will compete with Weezy, Diddy, Khaled, and 50 Cent in the Hustle of the Year category.

The show is set to air October 23 on BET with comedian Katt Williams once again serving as host. The festivities will be held in Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center. This year, Russell Simmons will be honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” award.

In addition to the artists, fans will also get a chance to represent at BET.com has partnered with MySpace for the “Hot 16″ challenge. Aspiring rappers will compete online for a change to win a studio session with Jermaine Dupri. Performers and presenters at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be announced soon.—Nino “Dubs” DeLuca

The 2008 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
Common – “I Want You”
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
Snoop Dogg – “Sensual Seduction”
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

Best Hip Hop Collabo
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nas
T.I.
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
R. Malcolm Jones
Rage
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Akon
Bangladesh
David Banner
J.R. Rotem
The Runners

MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Kanye West

Track of the Year
“A Milli” – Lil Wayne produced by Bangladesh
“Dey Know” – Shawty Lo produced by Balis Beatz
“Good Life” – Kanye West f/ T-Pain produced by Kanye West and DJ Toomp
“Lollipop” – Lil Wayne f/ Static produced by Jim Jonsin & Deezle
“Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)” – Jay-Z produced by Sean Combs & The Hitmen

CD of the Year
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s “The Cool”
Nas – Untitled
Kanye West – Graduation

Rookie of the Year
Ace Hood
Flo Rida
Maino
Rocko
Shawty Lo

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Felli Fel
DJ Khaled
DJ Tony Neal
DJ Greg Street

Hustler of the Year
50 Cent
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
P. Diddy

Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Lupe Fiasco f/ Matthew Santos – “Superstar”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Rick Ross f/ Nelly and Avery Storm – “Here I Am”
Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West – “Put On”
Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”

Hottest Hip Hop Ringtone of the Year
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Rocko – “Umma Do Me”
Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”

Best UK Hip Hop Act
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetto
Giggs
Skepta
Wiley

  • ~S-DOT~

    LMAO 2 YUNG BERG BEIN NOMINATED 4 ANYTHING…….OUTTA ALL THINGS TOO..RINGTONE OF DA YEAR HAHA…I CANT STOP LAUGHN LMFAO! GOOD 1 BET……BUT EVERYBODY KNOWS DAT WAYNE IS GETTING THE TRACK OF THE YEAR….WEN ERYBODY N DA INDUSTRY DOES A VERSE OVA YO BEAT…IM SORRY BUT HE HAS 2 HAVE DAT AWARD. HELL………OBAMA EVN HAS A VERSION LMAO HAHA

  • http://myspace.com/thetruthandthelight Mo Betta

    As far as LIL WAYNE goes if you can’t respect nothing else you gotta give him credit for his work ethic!

  • YEA

    How is Weezy in hustler of the year?
    He doesnt deserve to be in that category!

  • NAWLEDGE

    I still dont understand how Lupe Fiasco was nominated for Album Of The Year, but wasnt nominated for Lyricist Of The Year…

    • jerm

      co-sign

      iknow wat u mean man, its a broken system…which is why im only gonna watch this show for the performances
      except if they play, lollipop, amilli, got money or anything else gay.

      The Cool > Carter III

      whoever disagrees probably likes shit Dumbed Down

      lol

      • NAWLEDGE

        Completely agree.

        The Cool >>>>>>>> Carter III

        And his next album LupEnd will be better than Waynes entire career…

  • London

    THIS WHOLE THING IS BULLSHIT!!!! HOW IS KHALED GOT NOM FOR BEST MVP?????????????????????????????????????

    WHERES THE GAMES NOMINATIONS???

  • ~S-DOT~

    @ YEA……….U ASKD DA QUESTION, “HOW IS WEEZY DA HUSTLER OF DA YEAR”……………..N MY EYES WEEZY SHOULD BE DA HUSTLER OF ’06-’08 DAWGS….PROLLY SHOULD B DA HUSTLER OF ’05 AS WELL HAHA….U MIGHT NOT LIKE HIS MUSIC..BUT JUS LIKE “MO BETTA” SAID…U GOTTA RESPECT HIS WORK ETHIC HANDS DOWN FAM. NOBODY BEEN ON DEY GRIND LIKE WEEZY HAS

    • iLL G

      hustler of the year to me means other shit not just how many albums or mixtpaes they put out. u gotta admit, weezy aint doin it like jayz and diddy…ownin shit other than tracks,…like restaurants, clothing lines, basketball teams!!! lol

    • YEA

      Hustlin isnt just music..
      If you talking about music.. weezy wasnt as big as he is now back in 05… kanye sold over 800 thou in his first week for late registration in 05. Jay-Z has been makin 100 million a year fro like the past 3 years.. Hustlin is about the money dawg. not how many mixtapes you make.

  • HipHopArice

    I think Kanye should get Lyricist of the Year
    Best Live Performer
    CD of the Year

    Lil Wayne should get
    MVP of the Year
    Track of the Year
    Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees

  • marc

    The Bet Hip Hop awards is like the Charlotte Bobcats of Award shows

    who cares

  • iLL G

    lol shits funny. the best uk act must be entertaining lol

  • Dancehall Diva

    LIL WAYNE IS THE RAP BOSS!!! HE’LL BE CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY IN NASSAU WITH THE DANCEHALL ICON BUJU BANTON, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE “POPPIN BOTTLES” CONCERT!!! LIL WAYNE N FRENZ WILL BE THERE! BUJU BANTON AND FRENZ WILL BE THERE! AKA NEW KIDZ WITH HIS HOTTT NEW SINGLE “WOMAN”! BE THERE!

  • 504tilTheMeatSho

    Please can someone take BET off the air. Nothing positive ever comes from that station. Hustler of the year. WTF? so when did huslin’ become something to idolize. And yes i know they are not talking about hustlin’ in the streets, but damn. Fuck BET

  • Today I Was Arrested By Rick Ross

    So Lil Wayne & T.I. gets nominated for Lyricist of the Year but Lupe Fiasco & Common (who is the reigning winner two years running) doesnt? This Awards Show is just oozing with credibility

  • http://WWW.GRINDFAMILY.COM YUNG TWEZZY

    GAYEST NAME ON THIS WEBSITE.

    A. 504tilThe “Meat” Sho
    B. 504tilTheMeatSho
    C. 504til”his”meat sho
    d. 504TILTHEMEATSHO
    E. ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • Michaelbchnn

    Nas is amuch better live performer than Ti and Lil Wayne. He’s improved a lot in that area, he used to be pretty bad but now he’s up their with Jay and Kanye.

  • Adot

    BET hate on 50 cent curtis came out the same yr as kanyes and his album aint there for cd of the year and nas album is and that came out a month ago come on and “Lollipop”
    and Sensual Seduction 4 hiphop vid of the year they aint even hip hop videos

    fuck bet they r killing hip hop dj khaled mvp get the fuck out of here

  • Ronnie

    You think Weezy’s performance at the VMAs was off the chain. Y’all need to be ready for the show in Bahamas with him & the best Jamaican artiste Buju Banton. A combination of them two is history in the making.

  • Kim

    Yeah Ronnie. I’m from JA & trust Buju a di hypest ting.

  • YUNG TWEZZY

    Im talkn ish cuz i went to the N.O. and them nigs whipped my ass

  • Sam

    Wait till ya’ll see lil wayne & Buju perform together. Weezy’s the best rapper &Buju is the best reggae/dancehall artiste. That right there’s gonna be the shit

  • Rae Tha Great

    J.R. Rotem should get producer of the year. We should already expect Wayne to take at least 4 awards, 12 nods don’t mean you gonna get em’. PEACE

  • B

    Young Twezzy, excuse me, “Yung” Twezzy, you are a certified ho for hire… “Yung” Twezzy please respect yourself and find another name before you call someone else’s gay… cuz you, my fruity friend, are about as queer as a three dollar bill with a cock on the front.

  • mig

    wow is that a high school puting on an awards ceremony or a major network?cmon seriously, hustler of the year??? what the fuck does that mean. they just made that category up so they can dick the ride the artists who werent relevant that year. bet is a joke, but i fuck with rap city now and again

  • balaramesh

    DIDNT THEY ALREADY HAVE THE OZONE AWARDS THIS YEAR?!?

    “Rookie of the Year
    Ace Hood
    Flo Rida
    Maino
    Rocko
    Shawty Lo”
    ^
    completely insulting

    ransom, cory guns, terminology, b.o.b, asther roth, ………someone with talent please

    “Best Hip Hop Collabo
    David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
    DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
    Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
    Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
    Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life””

    LMAO!!! none of these are in the same wavelenghth as “banned from tv” “4,3,2,1″ ” watch for the hook” and many great posse cuts. these are a bunch of jigs on a song whose verses do not compliment each other.

    this is complete garbage.

    they might as well give rick ross the “street cred” of the year.

    wayne and kayne will win everything again.

    game will be mad.

  • balaramesh

    @Today I Was Arrested By Rick Ross

    LMAO. i needed that

  • TonyStackz

    OMG checkout rookie of the year lol what a fucking disgrace lol I’m Just glad that nonrappingass Plies ain’t on that mothafucka
    cause I Would’ve boicotted that shit!!!

  • A’aron

    The “haftoo”! Its called the “haftoo”.

    A’aron
    SonSon Records

  • http://xxlmag.com js

    im not a big fan of lil wayne but for hustler of the year u cant say he dont deserve the nomination dude had mad mixtapes everywhere he WAS hustlin

    u dont gotta be a fan to know that

  • grany ny

    wow who did these, the kanyes weezeys all right they done thier thing but where games nomanations??? he gets overlooked at every award show its ridiculus, flow rida??? plies??? fuking hell, but the dj khaleds and david banners i think they deserve it.

  • ne where gang

    NAS never wins shit at the BET AWARDS
    I will not watch this Coonery

  • EReal

    Your generation SUCKS!

  • grant ny

    to all award shows

    STOP IGNORING NAS AND THE GAME YOU FUCKING IDIOTS.

  • Prince Ceasar

    BET is trash. I wonder why everyone is sucking Lil Wayne’s dick all of a sudden, am I missing something ? P.S. Graduation came out last year..he’ll being dropping another one in a few months, BET get it together.

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  • Anonymous

    men 02 lil wayne

    spam