News: Nicki Minaj Snags 4 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nods, "It's A Blessing"
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 11:00AM
Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has been nominated for four BET Hip-Hop Awards and shared her reaction following the announcement.
Minaj expressed her excitement about the possibility of winning multiple awards via Twitter.
"Very excited about the 4 BET HIP HOP AWARD nominations. Thank you BET!!!! Watch @106andpark now 4 more info.," she tweeted Tuesday (September 7).
"lyricist of the yr, rookie of the yr, hustler of the yr, & made u look award for best hip hop style. it's a blessing. #GIRLPOWER" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Nominees were announced yesterday for this year's 16 categories.
Best Live Performer: Busta Rhymes, Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne. Rookie of the Year: Chiddy Bang, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Roscoe Dash, Waka Flocka Flame. Lyricist of the Year: Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj. Made-You-Look: B.o.B., Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Kanye West. (BET)
Last month, rap icon Ice Cube talked about taking part in this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher.
"What up fam? Last night I stood on a roof in Brooklyn wit my 2 sons (OMG & Doughboy) and the "King of Rock" Rev. Run wit his 2 sons (Diggy & Jo Jo) and we did the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. We killed it. Me and Run had 16 bars and our boys had 8 bars a piece. We had DJ Premier on the wheels and it was a beautiful night. Ya'll don't understand. I was a straight fan last night. I grew up on Run-DMC and having a chance to do a cypher wit the legendary DJ Run was a bucket list moment for ya' boy. It was all love of course and we talked about a line he said in '83 that set it all off, "If you say you heard my rhymes we're gonna have to fight, Cause I just made the mothafuckas up last night!" Now that's hip-hop. Just wanted to share that wit ya'll. On my way back to Cali... Keep It Gangsta, Ice Cube" (Ice Cube's Blog)
At last year's ceremony, Jay-Z, T.I. and Drake stole the show with multiple wins.
Jay-Z led the evening with "Best Live Performer," "Lyricist of the Year" "MVP of the Year" and "Hustler of the Year." T.I. followed with "Best Hip-Hop Collabo" ("Live Your Life"), "CD of the Year" (Paper Trail), "Best Hip-Hop Video" ("Live Your Life") while Drake snagged "Track of the Year" ("Every Girl") and "Rookie of the Year." Additional winners including Kanye West, director Hype Williams and Fabolous. (BET Hip-Hop Awards)
The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2010 will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps and takes place Tuesday, October 12th at 8 PM EST
Check out footage from last year's awards show down below: