BET Awards Nominations 2012: Beyonce! Jay-Z! Kanye!

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Nominees for the 2012 BET Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, with Kanye West leading the pack, scoring a whopping seven nominations.

West earned not one but two Video of the Year nods for hits "N!ggas in Paris" and "Otis" ... Kim Kardashian must be so proud of her fake boyfriend.

Beyonce came in a close second with six nods, including Best Female R&B Artist alongside Mary J. Blige and Rihanna. Jay-Z got five nominations.

Beyonce Dress

The video nominees are Beyonce for "Countdown," Bey again for "Love on Top, "Jay-Z and Kanye for "N!ggas in Paris," Jay and Kanye again for "Otis," and Usher for "Climax."

Do you realize what this means?

Kanye will likely interrupt Beyonce, or himself, to proclaim that Beyonce had one (or two) of the best videos of all time. It'll be awesome and awkward.

Other artists up for BET Awards in various categories include stars Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Nicki Minaj is set to perform on the show hosted by Samuel L. Jackson July 1.

Oh, and Chris Brown will lip-synch live at the ceremony as well. Burn! Follow THG on Twitter and go wild with the death threats, Team Breezy.

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Shout out to the nominated artists esp ma man sarkodie frm africa Ghana.he's the nxt big thing in the world of hip pop

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Beyonce is the greastest r&b singer i hope she wins every award!

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Sarkodie,his lyrics r alwyS tight.his pouch lines superb,a comic rapper&he is alwyz on point. the fastst rapper in AFR.

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big up 2 thoz who nominated!.,

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Big ups to gh sarkodie ,he isthe realest n best rapper alive.

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sakodia is the real thing..he deserves that shit mehn..
big up's to #team rosay..mmg

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Sarkodie of GH is awesome, man. He is a true lyricist. Bigups....rapperholic

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sarkodie is the thing, trust me!! raps in the ghanaian dialect but still gets recgonision.mannn!he derservs it...bigup kanye! u ma man.

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Team Yeezy,HOV n Weezy

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camp mulla is sooo cool