BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Nominations: Rick Ross Gets Trampled by Kanye West

And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites.

During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees.

Yeezy was nominated in just about every category, securing 17 nods that included Producer of the Year and Video Director of the Year. Meanwhile, Drake and 2 Chainz also racked up more than 10 nominations each, rounding out the top three.

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But Miami's biggest Bawse only walked away with three nods.

Check out the nominees after the cut.

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Nominations

Best Hip-Hop Video

2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie"

A$AP Rocky - "Goldie"

Drake f/ Lil' Wayne - "HYFR"

Wale f/ Miguel - "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T - "Mercy"

Reese's Perfect Combo Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie"

Drake f/ Lil' Wayne x Tyga - "The Motto"

J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott - "Nobody's Perfect"

Wale f/ Miguel - "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T - "Mercy"

Best Live Performer

A$AP Rocky


J. Cole

The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

J. Cole


Kendrick Lamar


Kanye West

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky x Sam Lecca

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams

MVP of the Year

2 Chainz

J. Cole


Rick Ross

Kanye West

Producer of the Year


J. Cole

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

No I.D.

Kanye West

Track of the Year

"Cashin' Out" (Ca$h Out)

"I'ma Boss" (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)

"N-gas In Paris" (The Throne)

"No Lie" (2 Chainz f/ Drake)

"The Motto" (Drake f/ Lil' Wayne x Tyga)

CD of the Year

The Dreamer, The Believer (Common)

Take Care (Drake)

Cole World: The Sideline Story (J. Cole)

Watch The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)

TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Young Jeezy)

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Enuff

DJ Envy

Funkmaster Flex

DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Ca$h Out


Meek Mill

Made You Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

Best Club Banger

"Cashin' Out" (Ca$h Out)

"The Motto" (Drake f/ Lil' Wayne x Tyga)

"Same Damn Time" (Future)

"Ni-as In Paris" (The Throne)

"Mercy" (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T)

Best Mixtape

LiveLoveA$AP (A$AP Rocky)

1999 (Joey Bada$$)

Dreamchasers 2 (Meek Mill)

Rich Forever (Rick Ross)

Taylor Allderdice (Wiz Khalifa)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

2 Chainz - "Mercy"

Diddy - "Same Damn Time (Remix)"

Drake - "Stay Schemin'"

Ludacris - "Same Damn Time (Remix)"

T.I. - "Magic (Remix)"

Hustler of the Year

2 Chainz


Lil' Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Impact Track

"Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" (Lupe Fiasco)

"Bitch Bad" (Lupe Fiasco)

"Daughters" (Nas)

"Murder To Excellence" (The Throne)

People's Champ Award

2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie"

Driicky Graham - "Snapbacks & Tattoos"

Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross - "I'ma Boss"

The Throne - "Ni-as In Paris"

Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T - "Mercy"

Best Hip-Hop Online Site








The BET Hip-Hop Awards Show hosted by Mike Epps airs Tuesday, October 9 on BET.

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