Here is the complete list of BET Awards 2013 nominations. This years host will be Chris Tucker and Chris Brown. Rapper Drake heads the pack with 12 nominations. The BET awards will air on June 30th. Can you wait, because I can’t!
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – “Pop That”
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice”
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Trina Braxton and Antonia Wright
Jay Z and Denzel Washington
On his first memory of being onstage:
“I was around 7, 8, whatever I was. We did a talent show at the Boys Club. Me and another guy, Wayne Bridges—God rest his soul—he’s the father of Chris Bridges, Ludacris. We decided to be the Beatles. So we went to John’s Bargain Store and bought fake guitars and wigs and did ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’”
On whether he has any code he lives by:
“I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word. I read something great yesterday. It said, ‘Don’t aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.’”
On having said that he once felt himself being filled with the Holy Spirit:
“That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, ‘Just let it go.’ I said, I’m going to go with it.’ And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience. It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense. It almost drove me away. I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, ‘Does that mean I can never have wine again?’”
On how he felt when Whitney Houston died:
“Whitney was my girl, and she had done so well in recovery. And that is the toughest part about addiction.”
On how he thinks Obama fits in now:
“Well, the story’s not told yet. He’s in the beginning of the third quarter. I don’t know what his legacy is yet. He’s the first—that’s a part of it. Like Jackie Robinson. But it just wasn’t the first game; it was lasting the whole thing.”
So BET just released their list of nominees for this years awards ceremony. After looking at this list I wonder who sits and compiles it. For the best group list I would of liked to see the OMG Girlz instead of Dirty Money or Maybach Music Group.
Also for “Best Gospel Artist” I would of liked to see Mary Mary on the list. I am happy to see Mrs. YRB the one and only Brianna Perry on the “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” list.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been named to host the awards while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed as performers on the night.
Check out the full list below:
Best Female R&B Artist
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B Artist
Bad Meets Evil
Maybach Music Group
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Denzel Washington, covers the latest issue of Esquire Russia magazine.