Kanye West leads BET Awards nominations with 7 nods
The nominations for this year's BET Awards have been released and 'Flashing Lights' hitmaker Kanye West is leading the pack with an impressive 7 nods.
West received two Video of the Year nominations (for his and Jay-Z's 'Otis' and 'N---as in Paris'), one for Video Director of the Year (for the dizzying 'N---as in Paris' clip), Best Collaboration (for 'Otis' with Jay-Z and 'Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay' with Roscoe Dash and Big Sean), and one for Best Group (again for his work with Jay-Z on Watch the Throne).
Superstar Beyoncé is up for 5 awards, including Best Female R&B Artist, Video of the Year (for 'Countdown' and 'Love on Top'), Video Director of the Year, the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award (for 'Love on Top') and Best Collaboration (for 'Party', featuring J. Cole).
The 2012 BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium later this summer on July 1.
Check out West and Jay-Z's music video for 'N***as In Paris' below:
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