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Cardi B leads 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards with 10 nominations

This calls for a celebration.

Cardi B
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Cardi B has a lot of things to celebrate.

For this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, which will air on Oct. 8, the mother-of-one snagged 10 nominations including MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collab, Single of the Year and more. For last year’s show, Cardi earned four wins.

As for her competition, Cardi is going up against Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and more. This time around, there won’t be another debate regarding who deserved Album of the Year. This year, Travis Scott’s Astroworld LP is nominated for the coveted award. Earlier this month, Cardi addressed haters who stated that she didn’t deserve her Grammy win.

“Ya some grown ass men talking about dragging cardi cause I won a award for a bomb ass album,” Cardi began. “Mind you I myself promoted astroworld on my page when it came out and have a good relationship wit trav while ya some small dick men talking bout draggginh a girl.” She continued, “So when I won a Grammy for it I didn’t have no words to say but when I went home I started reminiscing on what I went thru during that period I was like YEA B--H YOU DESERVE THIS S--T,” she said.

Today (Sept. 13), Cardi’s film, Hustlers, hits the big screen. Cardi’s co-star, Jennifer Lopez, explained why she thought the New York rapper was perfect for the role while on The Tonight Show.

“She’s such a natural at what she does,” said the actress. “This was so suited to her. She really knew this world and I told her, ‘You just have to be the person that you were when I first started looking at you on Instagram. That girl, that’s the girl that we need.’ And she was like, ‘OK.’ She knew exactly what to do.”

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