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Lil Wayne, Kanye and Jay-Z Lead BET Hip Hop Award Nominations

Lil Wayne picked up “A Milli” BET Hip Hop Award nominations Tuesday, the “Got Money” star earned 12 nominations followed by Kanye West, Jay Z, Chris Brown Ne-Yo and T-Pain. Hosted by Katt Williams, the BET Hip Hop Awards are slated to air Thursday, October 23 at 8pm ET honoring today’s hottest Hip Hop stars. (full list of nominees below) Lil Wayne’s banner year continues with 12 nominations including Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, CD of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Live Performer, Best Collaboration, Best Ringtone, Alltel Wireless People’s Champ and two consecutive nominations for Track of the Year with his hits “A Milli” and “Lollipop.” R&B star Chris Brown has also picked up a number of nominations for his collaboration with David Banner on “Get Like Me” including a nomination for Best Hip Hop Collabo where he will compete with Ne-Yo who is nominated with Plies for “Bust It Baby Pt.2.” This year, BET Networks will also honor Russell Simmons with the “I AM HIP HOP” Icon Award. The “I AM HIP HOP” Icon Award is presented by BET Networks to an individual who, during their lifetime, has made notable contributions of outstanding significance to the hip hop community. Simmons, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has influenced music, fashion, television, film and has been dedicated to giving back and shedding light on issues that are normally neglected within the hip hop community and beyond. The awards will tape on Saturday, October 18 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and premiere on the network on Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.* 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards 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 Dey Know – Shawty Lo Good Life – Kanye West f/ T-Pain Lollipop – Lil’ Wayne f/ Static Roc Boys (And the Winner Is) – Jay-Z 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

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