Miami rapper Trina and R&B singer Keyshia Cole have come forward to share their thoughts on not landing nominations for next month’s BET Awards by questioning the annual ceremony.
Deliberate with her reaction, Trina directly called out the BET Awards.
“f*ck BET……,” she tweeted last night (May 18).
“@DiamondAtl muuuuuuuaaahh!!! Thanx doll and congrats!!! I’m really proud of you! xo” (Trina’s Twitter)
More elaborative, Cole pondered why she was snubbed from the ceremony.
“All u guys say BET didn’t set me up for any nominations?,” she tweeted last night.
“Well I know for sure I’m gonna be our on this Kelly tour. For the next 2 months …..”
“its like this. Been on the scene 7 years. I was 21 when I got signed. 7 # 1 records. No awards 4 none of them/still touring. It is Wht it is”
“These types of thing R the way they R. I’m not upset about any of it in any way. I hope everyone that goes has a wonderful time.” (Keyshia Cole’s Twitter)
Both artists released albums last year and female Atlanta rapper Diamond also vouched for Trina.
The Miami rapper was excluded in the category of Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, although she released her album Amazin’ last year. The nominees who will compete in that category are Nicki Minaj, Cymphonique, LoLa Monroe, and Diamond, who shared her fellow femcee’s pain. “Shout out to my big sis @TRINArockstarr she has always been my idol! I don’t knw wut happen wit the nominations.. But she raised all of US!” wrote Diamond. (Rap-Up)
This year’s BET Awards is lead by Chris Brown who scored the most nominations.
The resurgent R&B star, who scored the first No. 1 album of his career this year with F.A.M.E., leads the field heading into the 2011 BET Awards with six nominations, including nods for Best Male R&B Artist, Video of the Year and, er, Best Actor. Coming in next with five nominations is Lil Wayne, who will square off in the Best Male Hip-Hop category with Kanye West and Drake, both with four apiece, as well as B.o.B. and Rick Ross. Rihanna tops the ladies with four nominations, including Best Female R&B Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice, and twice for Best Collaboration, for “What’s My Name” with Drake and West’s “All of the Lights.” (E! Online)
Check out some recent Trina footage below: