BET has announced the candidates for the 16th annual BET Hip Hop Awards, which will take place next month.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion lead the Hip Hop Awards nominations with nine nods each, while Nigerian musician Ladipoe and South African rapper Nasty C were nominated in the Best International Flow category.
Megan dominated the BET Awards 2021 earlier this year, after releasing both Good News and Suga in 2020.
Drake was nominated for eight awards in total, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Because he missed the deadline for the 2021 event, his album Certified Lover Boy is not nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year.
Moneybagg Yo, Tyler, the Creator, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, DJ Khaled, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, and J. Cole all got nods for Hip Hop Album of the Year with their latest respective releases. Lil Nas X also notched two nominations for his track “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” while Tyler has rightfully gotten four nods following the release of his latest album Call Me If You Get Lost.