BET Nominations/ Pete Rock and Lupe Fiasco Settle Differences/ 2 Chainz Arrested Over Ring/ New Music: Ludacris, Rick Ross,Cash Out

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Hip Hop News

Kanye West,Beyonce Lead 2012 BET Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 BET Awards have been announced, and it’s no surprise that Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj and a few of the usual suspects are leading the pack. Check out the list of nominees after the jump.

Best Female R&B Artist

• Marsha Ambrosius • Beyoncé • Mary J. Blige • Melanie Fiona • Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

• Chris Brown • Bruno Mars • Miguel • Trey Songz • Usher

Best Group

• Bad Meets Evil • Diddy-Dirty Money • Maybach Music Group • Mindless Behavior • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

• Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, “Party” • Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin & Chardonnay” • DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One” • Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto” • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis” • Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

• Big Sean • Drake • J. Cole • Lil Wayne • Rick Ross • Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

• Diamond • Nicki Minaj • Brianna Perry • Trina

Video of the Year

• Beyoncé, “Countdown” • Beyoncé, “Love On Top” • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), “N—as in Paris” • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis” • Usher, “Climax”

Video Director of the Year

• Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson • Benny Boom • Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez • Kanye West • Hype Williams

Best New Artist

• A$AP Rocky • Big Sean • Diggy • Future • Meek Mill

Best Gospel

• Yolanda Adams • Kim Burrell • James Fortune & FIYA • Fred Hammond • Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress

• Angela Bassett • Viola Davis • Taraji P. Henson • Regina King • Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

• Don Cheadle • Common • Idris Elba • Kevin Hart • Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

• Astro • Diggy • Jacob Latimore • Keke Palmer • Willow Smith

Best Movie

• Good Deeds • Jumping the Broom • Laugh at My Pain • Red Tails • The Help

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

• Skylar Diggins • Brittney Griner • Candace Parker • Serena Williams • Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

• Carmelo Anthony • Kobe Bryant • Victor Cruz • Kevin Durant • LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

• Beyoncé, “Love on Top” • Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music” • Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto” • Mindless Behavior, “Hello” • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis” • Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

• Common • Estelle • Robert Glasper • Robin Thicke • Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

• Camp Mulla (Kenya) • Ice Prince (Nigeria) • Lira (South Africa) • Mokobe (Mali) • Sarkodie (Ghana) • Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

• Estelle • Labrinth • Emeli Sandé • Sway • Wretch 32 (


Lupe Fiasco & Pete Rock Settle Differences, Plan To Collaborate

The short lived feud between Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock is officially over. Both parties took to social media to announce that they spoke to each other and settled their differences stemming from Lupe Fiasco’s latest single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” wholesale sampling Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” classic.

“I just got off da phone lupe, we worked out our differences and we bout to get it in,” tweeted the Chocolate Boy Wonder last night. “Gonna be epic and we gonna give Troy and hev the proper respect they deserve and make history with lupe.”

As for Fiasco, he tweeted: “Shout to the Friends&Family for bringing some internal closure to this…all g on this side Pete…Big Chuck whaddup…#MyGodFoRealListen

Yesterday, Lupe was on Chicago radio and revealed that Pete’s disdain for his track took him by surprise because he (or his people) reached out to the producer for his blessing. Now that the two have actually spoken, the prospect of the pair creating a track to honor Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon and Heavy D will have the Hip-Hop world anxiously waiting to hear what these two talents cook up.

But wait, did anyone ask CL Smooth what he thinks? (


2 Chainz Says Arrest Over Four-Finger Ring Was Am Attempt To “Assassinate My Sawg”

2 Chainz was arrested yesterday afternoon for having a four-finger ring in his carry-on case while traveling through LaGuardia Airport in New York City, New York. Shortly after his release from prison, Tity Boi hopped on the phone with MTV News to explain the situation and how it was an attempt to “assassinate my swag.”

“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” he said. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier with someone misconstruing a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff. They locked me up for it, which is an experience I haven’t had in a while. I don’t do jail things anymore.”

The Southern rapper said that the policemen took away his Louis Vuitton case that holds his jewelry. While in prison, some inmates recognized who he was, leading policemen to have a change of heart about how they were treating him.

“Yeah they took it from me, they took the Louis [Vuitton] case that I actually keep the jewelry in, they took that. I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Me just trying to explain it was getting too frustrating, me just trying to explain my occupation and then when they finally got to the jail and everybody knew who I was then they started calling their kids and putting me on the phone with their kids. It was like a weird experience.” (

New Music

Cash Out Ft. Akon, Young Jeezy, Fabolous & Yo Gotti – Cashin Out (Remix)


Ludacris – Jingalin’

Rick Ross Ft. Meek Mill – So Sophisticated


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