Kanye West nominated for 17 BET hip-hop awards

2012-09-13 09:14

Atlanta – Kanye West hasn’t released a solo album since 2010, but the rapper has kept relevant with another strong year.

Now, BET is taking notice.

West received the most nominations with 17 for the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will air October 9.

The rapper has had a big year as a producer, performer and director. He also collaborated with Jay-Z on the hit album, “Watch the Throne.”

Rapper 2 Chainz scored 13 nominations and Drake earned 11 nods, respectively.

The nominations were announced yesterday.

The ceremony will be on taped September 29 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Actor and comedian Mike Epps will return as host for the fourth straight year.

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who committed suicide earlier this month, will be honoured during the show.

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