Cardi B, Lil Durk, & Megan Thee Stallion Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Written by on September 9, 2021

Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion lead the nominations for the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

All three rappers tied with nine nods each at the 16th annual show, which will air next month.

Cardi B, who just gave birth to her second child, is nominated in categories including Song of the Year, Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Collaboration for “WAP,” along with Best Live Performer, Hustler of the Year, and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse for Migos’ “Type Shit.”

Lil Durk’s nods include Song of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Collaboration for “Laugh Now Cry Later” with Drake, as well as Best Duo or Group (with Lil Baby) and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse for Pooh Shiesty’s “Back in Blood.”

Megan Thee Stallion is nominated for Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Good News) and Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, as well as Song of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Collaboration for “WAP.” She also received nods for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hustler of the Year, and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse for “On Me (Remix)” with Lil Baby.

Drake follows with eight nods including Song of the Year and Best Hip Hop Video (“Laugh Now Cry Later”), while Tyler, the Creator and Metro Boomin tied for third-most nominations with four apiece.

Other multiple nominees include 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, and Pooh Shiesty, with three nods each. BIA, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, JAY-Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Young Thug, and Yung Bleu received two nominations each.

The 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards will tape from Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 1 and will broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2021 Nominees

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
A Gangsta’s Pain – Moneybagg Yo
Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator
Culture III – Migos
Good News – Megan Thee Stallion
Khaled Khaled – DJ Khaled
Savage Mode II – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
The Off-Season – J. Cole

Song of the Year
“Back In Blood” – Produced by YC (Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk)
“Late At Night” – Produced by Mustard (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now Cry Later” – Produced by G. Ry, Cardogotwings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
“Up” – Produced by Yung Dza, Sean Island, DJ Swanqo (Cardi B)
“WAP” – Produced by Ayo & Keyz (Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
“Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” – Produced by London Jae, Beatgodz, Tee Romano (BIA feat. Nicki Minaj)

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Cardi B
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Tyler, the Creator

Best Hip-Hop Video
Cardi B – “Up”
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Saweetie feat. Doja Cat – “Best Friend”

Best New Hip Hop Artist
Blxst
Coi Leray
Don Toliver
Morray
Pooh Shiesty
Yung Bleu

Best Collaboration
21 Savage & Metro Boomin feat. Drake – “Mr. Right Now”
BIA feat. Nicki Minaj – “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk – “Every Chance I Get”
Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk – “Back In Blood”

Best Duo or Group
21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Future & Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cardi B
DaBaby
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Tyler, the Creator

Lyricist of the Year
Benny the Butcher
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Nas

Best International Flow
Ladipoe (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Xamã (Brazil)
Laylow (France)
Gazo (France)
Little Simz (UK)
Dave (UK)

Video Director of the Year
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

DJ of the Year
Chase B
D-Nice
DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Scheme
Kaytranada

Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled
Hit-Boy
Metro Boomin
Mustard
The Alchemist
Tyler, the Creator

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
Drake
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie
Yung Bleu

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Cardi B – “Type Shit” (Migos feat. Cardi B)
Drake – “Havin’ Our Way” (Migos feat. Drake)
Jay-Z – “What It Feels Like” (Nipsey Hussle feat. Jay-z)
Lil Durk – “Back In Blood” (Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk)
Megan The Stallion – “On Me (Remix)” (Lil Baby feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
Roddy Ricch – “Lemonade (Remix)” (Internet Money feat. Don Toliver & Roddy Ricch)

Impact Track
Black Thought – “Thought Vs Everybody”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin – “We Win”
Meek Mill feat. Lil Durk – “Pain Away”
Nipsey Hussle feat. Jay-Z – “What It Feels Like”
Rapsody – “12 Problems”


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