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Burna Boy and Tems Nominated at 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards (See Full List)

Burna Boy and Tems have been nominated in different categories of the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Burna Boy was designated to contend for the ‘Video Of The Year’ category for his self-directed music video, ‘Last Last.’ He will contest against Director X, Cole Bennett, and Colin Tilley, among others.

Tems on the other hand secured three nods for her collaboration on Future’s ‘Wait For U,’ which also featured Drake. The song was nominated for ‘Song Of The Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ and ‘Best Hip-Hop Video.’

However, Drake, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are leading the pack. 

According to a press release, Drake  takes the lead with 14 nominations at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, while Kanye West comes in second with 10 nods and Kendrick Lamar follows closely behind with nine.

Drake is up for hip hop artist of the year, hustler of the year, lyricist of the year, best live performer and hip hop album of the year and has earned multiple nods within the same category. His “Way 2 Sexy” collaboration with Future and Young Thug as well as his feature on Future’s “Wait for You” (also featuring Tems) are nominated for best hip hop video, best collaboration and song of the year. His cameos on “Wait for You” as well as Jack Harlow‘s “Churchill Downs” have secured Drake two nods in the Sweet 16: best featured verse category, while his and 21 Savage‘s “Jimmy Cooks” earns Drake a total of three nominations in the best collaboration category.

Kanye West, on the other hand, reeled in 10 nods for his work on Donda and Cardi B’s “Hot Shit” featuring Lil Durk, which is up for Song of the Year.

Meanwhile, Kendrick earned nine nominations in the Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Album of the Year (Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers), Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Impact Track (two), Video Director of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video and Best Collaboration categories.

Hosted by Fat Joe, the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards will tape on September 30 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta and air on October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

Here’s the complete list of 2022 BET Hip Hop Award nominees:

Best hip hop video

A$AP Rocky, “D.M.B.”

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”

City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”

Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”

BIA & J. Cole, “London”

Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”

Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best collaboration

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”

City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”

Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”

Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”

Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”

Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”

Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best duo or group

42 Dugg & EST Gee

Big Sean & Hit-Boy

Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again

Blxst & Bino Rideaux

DaBaby & Youngboy Never Broke Again


Styles P & Havoc

Best live performer

Cardi B

Doja Cat


J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Tyler, the Creator

Lyricist of the year

Baby Keem

Benny The Butcher


J. Cole

Jack Harlow


Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year

Benny Boom

Burna Boy

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Director X

Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free

Teyana Taylor

Song of the year

Latto, “Big Energy”

Hitkidd & Glorilla, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”

Jack Harlow, “First Class”

Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”

Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”

Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”

Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Hip hop album of the year

Latto, 777

Drake, Certified Lover Boy

Kanye West, Donda

Future, I Never Liked You 

Pusha T, It’s Almost Dry

Nas, King’s Disease II 

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers 

Hip hop artist of the year

Cardi B

Doja Cat



Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Megan Thee Stallion

Producer of the year 

ATL Jacob

Baby Keem



Kanye West

Metro Boomin

Pharrell Williams

Best breakthrough hip hop artist

Baby Keem



Fivio Foreign


Nardo Wick

Saucy Santana

DJ of the year


DJ Cassidy

DJ Drama

DJ Kay Slay

DJ Premier



Nyla Symone

L.A. Leakers: DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible

Best hip hop platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood 

Breakfast Club

Caresha Please 


Drink Champs


Million Dollaz Worth of Game

NPR Tiny Desk


Hustler of the year

50 Cent

Cardi B

DJ Khaled



Kanye West

Megan Thee Stallion

Sweet 16: best featured verse

Drake, “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)

J. Cole, “Poke It Out” (Wale feat. J. Cole)

J. Cole, “London” (BIA & J. Cole)

Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (Drake feat. Lil Baby)

Kanye West, “City of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)

Drake, “Wait for You” (Future feat. Drake & Tems)

Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs feat. Jadakiss)

Impact track

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys, “City of Gods”

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”

Nas feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Nobody”

Latto, “Pxssy”

Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”

Doja Cat, “Woman”

Best international flow

Benjamin Epps (France)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Blxckie (South Africa)

Central Cee (UK)

Haviah Mighty (Canada)

Knucks (UK)

Le Juiice (France)

Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe)

Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)

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