May 13, 2009 02:57:42 GMT
Both Lil Wayne and T.I. dominate 2009 BET Awards nominations with five gongs, two of which are from Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Viewer's Choice.
Nomination recipients for this year's BET Awards have been announced at "106 & Park" on May 12, and grabbing the most nods were rappers Lil Wayne and T.I.. The two musicians received five nominations each.
Among the five gongs, Weezy and T.I. are set to face off against each other in two fields, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Viewer's Choice. In those categories, they are joined by such contenders as Rick Ross, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Beyonce Knowles, Keri Hilson, Soulja Boy, Rihanna and T-Pain.
Lil Wayne and T.I.'s domination in the nominations list aside, newcomer Kid Cudi got one gong for Best New Artist. He will go head-to-head with such singers as Ryan Leslie, M.I.A., Jazmine Sullivan and Keri Hilson.
2009 BET Awards will be conducted at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28, at 8 P.M. EST/PST. Jamie Foxx is billed as its host, while Beyonce Knowles, MAXWELL and Ne-Yo are all recruited to make live performances at the ninth annual awards.
2009 BET Awards Nominations:
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