BET Awards nominations announced

May 23, 2012NewsComments
BET Awards nominations announced

The BET Awards nominations were recently announced and fans of rap, R&B and hip hop clothes will need to tune into the show to see their favorite artists tear it up on stage. MTV News reports Samuel L. Jackson will be hosting the awards on July 1, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 

According to the source, Kanye West is in the lead with seven nominations including two Video of the Year nominations for his collaborative LP with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne. Jay's number one girl Beyonce is up for six awards, with Jay raking in five nominations.

Stephen G. Hill, the president of music programming and specials at BET Networks, told The Hollywood Reporter he's excited about this year's lineup and that Jackson has agreed to host the show.

"We are massively excited about having Sam Jackson, the world's biggest box office star, host The BET Awards 12," Hill, told the news outlet. "His wit, presence and gigantic personality are the perfect match for our show."

Last year's broadcast drew in 7.7 million viewers, and Hill is excited to try and break that record this year.

Fans of the hip hop industry will need to dress the part while watching the show on July 1. Ladies looking to emulate Beyonce may want to purchase a pair of Apple Bottom All Over Print Long Pants, as Bey has been seen rocking some bright prints as of late.  

May 23, 2012NewsComments