Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

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BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne.

Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s
collaboration has five nominations at this year’s ceremony,
including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for
Video of the Year (“N***as in Paris” and “Otis”). (West earned solo
nominations for Best Director and Best Collaboration, giving him
seven overall nods.)

But the regal rappers’ project comes second to Beyonce, who scored six nominations, including Best Female R&B Artist.

Ceremony
host Samuel L. Jackson appeared via video at Tuesday’s nominations
announcement, which saw A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona and
others reveal the slate of nominees.

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