Next stop on the awards show train is the BET Hip Hop Honors airing Tuesday, October 9. If you think Kanye West is a musical genius either as a producer or rapper, you’re not alone. Mr. West is nominated for 17 BET Hip Hop awards. No, that’s not a typo–17 nominations. BET nominated him for that many awards so he knows it’s real. Judging by how many nods he’s racked up we get why he thinks, “If I ever wasn’t the greatest n—-, I must’ve missed it.” Ye is recognized in the Best Live Performer, Best Club Banger, Lyricist of the Year and Made-You-Look (Best Hip Hop Style) categories among several others. Now, how many awards will he actually win, and how will he get all them on the plane home?
It’s not going to be easy for the Chi-town guy “with a Nas flow.” He’s up against his big brother Jay-Z, Nas, Nicki Minaj and Drake in various categories. What we really want the tea on is if he’s performing this year with his G.O.O.D. Music crew considering their Cruel Summer compilation. Comedian Mike Epps is returning to host what is sure to be a night full of surprises including a touching Chris Lighty tribute. It’s only proper to end this with a Yeezy quote from his 2008 Brit Awards acceptance speech. “And I’ve been working on this thing they told me about, humbleness, humility. I don’t like it, it doesn’t feel natural.”
Kanye West Nominated For 17 BET Hip Hop Awards [Hip Hop Wired]
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