/  06.01.2022

Today (June 1), BET announced the nominees for the 2022 BET Awards.

Doja Cat is leading the pack with six nominations. The “Juicy” artist is up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, for Planet Her, BET Her award for “Woman,” Video of the Year for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA and Best Collaboration for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA.

Ari Lennox and Drake follow closely behind with four nods apiece. Ari’s a contender for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for “Pressure,” BET Her awards for “Pressure” and “Unloyal” with Summer Walker.

Drake is up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration for “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug, Video of the Year for “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug and Album of the Year for Certified Lover Boy.

Other notable nominees include Kanye West, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Chlöe, Jazmine Sullivan, Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar, Tems and Mary J. Blige who are all nominated in three categories.

“Big Energy” rapper Latto hopped on Twitter to share her excitement about being recognized for her hard work saying, “I’m nominated for 2 BET awards!!!!!!”

However, Lil Nas X used social media to share his disappointment.

“Thank you BET Awards. An outstanding zero nominations again. Black Excellence!” the “Industry Baby,” said in a now-deleted tweet. A user fired back by asking what he’s put out recently. The 23-year-old artist responded, “Idk maybe 3 of the biggest songs of last year and a critically acclaimed album.” He continued, “I feel like that should’ve helped me a bit.”

Actress, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will host the show. The BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 26, 2022 on BET at 8 p.m. ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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