T.I. Leads Rap Nominees At 2009 BET Awards, Jamie Foxx To Host

The nominees for the ninth annual BET Awards were announced earlier today (May 12) during a live taping of 106 & Park.

Atlanta rap giant T.I. leads the rap honorees with three nods. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” is up against Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross in the best male hip-hop category, while his clip for “Live Your Life” is also competing with Ye in the video of the year category for the Chi-Town MC’s animated “Heartless” video. Tip is going head to head with T-Pain, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Beyonce for the coveted viewers choice award.

Lil Mama is battling M.I.A. and Trina in the best female hip-hop artist category. XXL Freshman Kid Cudi is up against Keri Hilson, M.I.A., Ryan Leslie, Jazmine Sullivan and Keri Hilson for best new artist. Benny Boom, Rik Cordero, Gil Green, Chris Robinson and Hype Williams are all up for video director of the year.

Moving on to the big screen, Chicago rapper turned thespian Common is nominated for best male actor along with Samuel L. Jackson, Idris Elba, Will Smith and Jamal Woolard. Former Dreamgirls Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson will battle it out for best female actor as well as Rosario Dawson, Taraji P. Henson and Angela Bassett, who portrayed  Biggie’s mother in the rapper’s biopic Notorious.

The 2009 BET Awards will be hosted by Jamie Foxx – who is up for three of his own statues on Sunday, June 28 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Visit the show’s official site for a full list of nominees. – Elan Mancini

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  • Jamal7Mile

    Jennifer Hudson over Beyonce! Sorry folks but that’s my vote (if I was watching it).

    Still haven’t seen “Notourious” even though the DVD is sitting unrapped on my shelf. For some reason, I’m just not inclined to. Was it any good? I need one more commenter to tell me if it’s thumbs up or down.

    • $ykotic

      It gets a “meh” but you went that far and copped it.

      I went the first night out.

      But Ross? Best what? I smell a drama filled event.

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        • Jamal7Mile

          LOL!!! Of course, man! HAA!!

          But is the actual “movie” any good or is it one-sided? Is it factual or full of *ass-biscuits*? A lot of people close to BIG didn’t get a chance to have input into the movie.

          *this term is copyrighted by The Commission. Permission for use by 7Mile is only assumed…

        • $ykotic

          Damn! More wiki work!

          You got it J. Semi ass biscuits.

          Boss! She was fire! Cannot find her LP anywhere…

        • Jamal7Mile

          LOL @ Semi ass biscuits!!

          No Wiki work here, bro $yk, I just had to go to Dictionary.com to remember how to spell ‘biscuits’ while under the spell of Hennessy. I spelt Hennessy right because the the empty 5th is still right in front of me.

          Boss (!!) I’m glad somebody remember! That cassette (yeah, TAPE) got lost a looong time ago but it was dope! But it started and ended with skits saying that she wasn’t as real as her album said she would be.

          The first and last track was an answering machine msg from her parents saying how she went to Catholic school and how she wasn’t as hard as she say she was on the rest of her album. Pretty real, huh?

          Think of her album as 2 slices of Wonderbread surrounding 10 pounds of one year old beef jerky.

          If I can find it I’ll also find a way for you to hear it! The first female “gangsta” rapper, I think. AND she is Westcoast’s AMG’s sister!!!

    • WTF!?

      Why the fuck did XXL turn off the comments on the Rick Ross article?

    • quan

      yo I think jadakiss got or young jezzy, also lil wayne thats my vote

    • quan

      yo that biggie movie is a thumbs up it show u everythin that go down in his life.

  • Jamal7Mile

    * That’s “notorious”… I can’t even spell it right.

  • Mikey F Baby

    Jamal Woolard, are you kidding? Did they watch the damn film??

    • geico lizard

      BET thinks Tyler Perry is a genius so they have no idea what talent looks like.

  • JBird

    B1tch A55 TIP. Only outtin Mega when sh1t surfaced. He hit plenty of chins for you, you couldn’t take one for him? Thought he was your man homey? Now no muscle in Grand Tussle so now I guess Big Kunt the biggest one. Sh1t B.O.B. bigger than TIP and he ain’t even 20. B.O.B. is gonna blow the fvck up!!! I been down with him since before SniTipcher got ahold of him. Play dat song Bobby Ray get on Cloud 9.


    that female mc category is a J-O-K-E!!! none!
    angela basset nominated??? for a BET award???
    dis whole damn award show is officially a joke.
    scratch dis bull & jus stick w/ da hip hop awards

    • Jamal7Mile

      I know it, Southside, the ladies (rap category) used to be way stronger than this a long time ago. Even before Kim and Foxxy, believe me bro!

      Latifah (don’t laugh), Monie, Lyte, Smooth (BOTH of em), Bo$$ (Detroit!!) were all poppin’ at one point. Da Brat, Left Eye, Jean Grae, Bahamidia (sp), Choice (eh), HWA and BWP (eeeehhh). They all had their moments! Lauryn, and reaching waaaay back for Roxxane (all of em).

      I could go on and on with the Yo-Yos and the Conscious Daughters.

      Nowadays, I can hardly spell their names right, which is a damn shame!!

      What’s up with the ladies??? I NEVER had a complaint with women spittin’ on the mic!! WHAT HAPPENED???!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    Been telling niggaz for the longest MTV is fuckin them up in the awards department for the LONGEST!!!

    Pierzy wasn’t first?! IT’S THE END OF XXL, niggaz!

    Anyways? Who else peeped that whole Ross sporting them fake ass Louis letter? LMAO!!!

    • Jamal7Mile

      Haaaa Haaaa!!!!

      Hey Federal, It’s going to take Rick Ross another 4 months to admit that the LV’s on his face were fake… just like the C.O. thing!

      Don’t trust a word outta this dude’s mouth… it takes months for him to tell the truth. And he has to be forced to tell it, too.

      Not that I give a shit about glasses from a fucked up company like LV, but once a liar…

  • REAL TALK 09

    man long as Keyshia Cole get best female rnb!…Ti should win best rap..video of the year..Heartless by Kanye West!…lol…and NOTORIOUS WAZ DA BOMB!..i got the UNCUT version

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  • Beer Gangsta

    Fans are Fuck up! Ya’ll mean to tell me pick this king of toilet paper bitch for the most nominees. This T.I. Bitch is a Snitch! The only one real out the click is Drama. You see what Alf did to that azz.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Does anybody even watch BET anymore, let alone the awards show???

    Co-Sign with Jamal7Mile, Jennifer Hudson blows out Beyonce in acting AND singing!

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  • cruz Yanez

    mia rules

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  • ka-ka

    i hope T.Iwins the best rapper awards,cause he deserves it.