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Kanye West nominated for nine hip-hop awards

US rapper Kanye West has been nominated for nine prizes at this year's BET Hip Hop awards, which take place in Atlanta next month.

The 32-year-old's latest album, '808s & Heartbreak', has more than a million copies but he failed to win any trophies at the MTV Awards on Sunday.

Jay-Z and Lil Wayne are up for seven awards each at the BET ceremony.
Rapper Ice Cube will receive the I Am Hip Hop icon award at the show, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps.

Watch Kanye West's video for 'Heartless' as featured on  '808s & Heartbreak' below: