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The nominations are in for the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, and Kendrick Lamar, who recently put the entire genre on BLAST, leads the way with 14 of them.

Lamar made waves in his major label debut, calling out some of rap’s best and warning them about his aim for hip hop’s top spot on Big Sean’s “Control”.

BET noticed. In a statement to the AP, the network Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 14, while Drake scored 13 and J. Cole 10.

The eighth annual BET Hip Hop Awards will air October 15, though they will be taped September 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.

For the first time, Snoop Dogg will host the show. Yes, Snoop Dogg is the MC.

Check out the full list of nominations for the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards:

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The 2013 BET Awards were handed out this weekend and made for an entertaining and star-studded show as always, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

Drake led with the most nominations coming into the night, but Kendrick Lamar was big winner, taking the new artist and male hip hop artist awards.

See below for a complete list of winners from the 2013 BET Awards:

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Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyonce
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna | WINNER
Elle Varner

Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel | WINNER
Justin Timberlake
Usher

Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | WINNER
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

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The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired Tuesday night after being handed out a week and a half ago. Notably absent from the much-anticipated telecast:

It's Kanye!

BET Awards Brawl or not, it was a fun event hosted by comedian Mike Epps and featuring performances by some of the biggest names in the genre.

The full list of winners from the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards:

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A video has surfaced showing the fight between Gunplay and 50 Cent's crew at the BET Hip-Hop Awards the other night, and you can watch it from two angles below.

NOTE: There is explicit language, plus Gunplay's head hitting a barricade.

The clip shows the second BET Awards brawl (the first belonging to Young Jeezy and Rick Ross) begin out of nowhere, with Gunplay on the business end.

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Two separate brawls at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards have dominated news for the past two days, with rumors, controversy, fists and possibly even bullets flying.

Here's a rundown of what went down, and what's unproven:

1. The fight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy did take place, with pushing and shoving backstage.

2. The incident with Gunplay and 50 Cent involved 50's entourage, not 50. There was pepper spray involved, with the former allegedly taken down "by a cop."

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Rick Ross and Young Jeezy were involved in an altercation on Saturday night - and we have the videotape to prove it!

As previously reported, the musicians argued backstage at the BET Awards in Atlanta, with conflicting reports regarding whether or not shots were later fired between entourages.

Courtesy of TMZ, security and bodyguard steps in between a shirtless Ross and his enemies now, as a mirror takes the brunt of the brawl:

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Rick Ross and Young Jeezy got seriously into it at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night, with sources even telling TMZ shots were fired between the parties in the parking lot after the ceremony.

Here is what reportedly went down:

  • Rick Ross at the BET Awards
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The rappers verbally and then physically assaulted each other backstage, forcing BET security and bodyguards for both to step in and separate the rivals.

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Boy band Mindless Behavior flat out dissed Lauryn Hill on live TV last night, and the joke apparently upset Beyonce, one of the 2012 BET Award winners, to the point where she changed her acceptance speech to honor The Fugees singer.

The diss went down womedian Mike Epps and the guys from Mindless Behavior were all getting set to co-present the award for Best R&B Artist.

Mike, who can't carry a tune to save his life, jokingly tried to sing. One of the dudes said, "You sing BAD ... like Lauryn Hill's tax accountant bad."

The zinger, a reference to Lauryn Hill's felony tax evasion case, elicited gasps from the crowd, including Beyonce, who was far from pleased.

Winning the award moments later, Bey said, "I want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige."

As she walked off stage, she could be heard venting about the insult, saying the dude's Lauryn Hill joke was "disrespectful" and "not cool."

When a BET handler complimented Beyonce's shout-out to the maligned Hill, the "Halo" singer replied, "I just felt [the diss] was wrong."

What do you think of the Lauryn Hill diss?

 

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Following Sunday night's BET Awards, rumors were running rampant that Chris Brown was arrested backstage for illegally possessing a firearm.

Speculation surfaced that the R&B star was going to great lengths to protecting himself against possible retaliation from Drake and Meek Mill.

In the wake of the Chris Brown-Drake fight last month, and given that we're dealing with Chris Brown in general, it didn't seem far fetched.

But it's not true.

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Brown, who was among the BET Awards winners last night, was out and about celebrating last night, completely arrest- and controversy-free.

A rep for the singer also confirms there was no altercation of any kind Sunday.

Incidentally, Drake wasn't at the show, and Meek Mill, who was also involved in the NYC nightclub brawl, was not at the BET after party with Chris.

Consider the rumor debunked, and chalk it up to the crazy Twitterverse.

In other, less controversial Brown news, he Tweeted condolences to his ex this weekend after Rihanna's grandmother died. That was nice of him.