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The BET Awards take place next month, and the nominations were announced this morning. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead the pack with six each, including Video of the Year.

Beyonce and Lil Wayne aren’t that far behind with  four nominations. Newcomers DeJ Loaf, Tinashe, Sam Smith, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, and Bobby Shmurda (from behind bars) will battle it out for Best New Artist.

Azealia Banks, never one to bite her tongue, was the only one to complain about getting nominated for an award, saying that she hates the show and it’s a “joke.”

Take a look at the nominees below.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ciara

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. Michelle

Rihanna

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

August Alsina

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

BEST GROUP

A$AP Mob

Jodeci

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

Rich Gang

Young Money

BEST COLLABORATION

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)”

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Maros – “Uptown Funk”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Big Sean

Common

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Wale

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Azealia Banks

DeJ Loaf

Iggy Azalea

Nicki Minaj

Tink

Trina

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom

Beyoncé, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso

Chris Robinson

Fatima Robinson

Hype Williams

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bobby Shmurda

DeJ Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Sam Smith

Tinashe

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Anderson

Idris Elba

Jussie Smollett

Kevin Hart

Terrence Howard

BEST MOVIE

Annie

Selma

Think Like a Man Too

Tope Five

See the full list of nominees here.

BET Awards will air Sunday, June 28, live from the Nokia Theatre.

 

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