I Want To Go To The BET Awards 2012!

… although could they have Beyonce, Jay Z, and Kanye on the nominees list anymore?
And why don’t they just hand the award to Nicki Minaj?
WTF is up with that Video of the Year category?

Jamari is lost.

The nominations for the BET Awards ’12 were announced today at a press conference in New York. Find out which artists, athletes, and actors scored nods.

 Beyoncé scored two nominations in the coveted Video of the Year category for “Countdown” and “Love on Top.” She will compete against Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” and “Otis” as well as Usher’s “Climax.”

Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown will perform at the 12th annual show, while the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who will also take the stage.

Samuel L. Jackson has been tapped as host. The BET Awards ’12 will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 1. Check below for a full list of nominees.

BET Awards ’12 Nominations

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

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

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

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

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

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

YoungStars Award
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

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

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

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

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant


I still want to go though.
Okay, Baller Wolves reading:

I need 2 tickets (me and my sexy Vixen I’ll hire as your beard) and good seating ASAP!
Oh, and room and board while we are at it.

Thanks in Advance!

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

13 thoughts on “I Want To Go To The BET Awards 2012!”

  1. I like the fact they now have the Centric award. So many of the artists that go in that category get no love because of the popularity of mainstream “artistry”.
    That said, they nominate artists like Beyonce and Kanye because it pretty much guarantees a performance. And everyone knows, like her or not, Beyonce pulls in the viewers.

  2. They are so desperate for Beyonce to be there this year.lol…I would love to see her, Jay & Kanye perform Lift Off though. What ever she performs though I know she will shut it down. I think Rihanna should perform this year too, since she is always nominated for best female R&B artist (?) yet i don’t think i have ever seen her perform their. Hopefully the same ole same ole people won’t be perfoming too…Like can A$AP perform please? Or maybe Ciara can make a surprise performance of her “comback” single…just something different ya know? Good luck getting your tickets Jamari! 🙂

  3. This year, I hope the performaces are off the chain. I want to go, but that won’t happen until after college when my loans are paid off.

  4. Jamari, actually I have been a couple of times, and it was good until they started having it at the Shrine, BET is so cheap, it was a much better show when they had it in Hollywood. The Shrine is just old and raggedy and not worthy of such a honor(sarcasm) I usually just go to LA during this time of the year just to hang out and party and skip the awards. Everybody is in town during this so you can just hang out at Hollywood hot spots and see Baller, Actor, and Rapper Wolves all day. Just rent you a luxury vehicle and dress nice and you will be surprised how easy it is to get into parties. If you are really in the know, its rumored that its always a Hot Downlow party going on during this time. You really can not tell what is going on with men in LA it seems like they all get down. If you dont make it too the awards at least treat yourself to the LA experience, I think this is the only time of year that you actually see many hot black dudes in LA. Post up in the Beverly Center Mall, Roscoes, and the 24HR Fitness in Ladera Heights, and you are guaranteed a good time.

  5. That male ” hiphop” list looks like a gay fruity orgy. All weak asses in the name of hardcore rappers as nominees

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