September 19, 2009 03:10:55 GMT
Among the nominations that West has collected are Best Hip-Hop Collaboration, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and CD of the Year.
Nominees for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards have been announced on Wednesday evening, September 16 on 106 & PARK. Leading the pack is nowadays most talked music star Kanye West who collected nine nominations in total.
West, who drew criticism after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at 2009 MTV VMAs over the weekend, picked up nominations for Best Hip-Hop Collaboration, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Producer of the Year, CD of the Year, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, the Made-You-Look Award (for style) and People's Champ. He was followed closely behind by fellow performers Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, who earned seven nods each. The third biggest nominee was T.I. with six nominations.
2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards is scheduled to be held at Atlanta's Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center on Saturday, October 10 with actor and comedian Mike Epps being booked as the host. The awards show will be aired on Tuesday, October 27 at 8 P.M. EST on the network. The affair will witness Hip-Hop artist Ice Cube receiving "I AM HIP-HOP" Icon Award.
Full Nominees of 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards:
Best Hip-Hop Collabo