Look up any chart this year and Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, and DJ Khaled will have been firm fixtures.
Listed in all of the main categories, the group are followed by both JAY-Z and Chance The Rapper, who have nabbed five noms a piece.
This year’s show sees the spectacle move from Atlanta to Florida and organizers are keen to support those affected by the hurricanes in the region.BET Interim Head of Programming Connie Orlando said in a statement:
“While BET is extremely excited to bring BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ 2017 to Miami, Florida, we remain sensitive to the millions of victims affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm. As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our ‘Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief’, will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult process of rebuilding.”