BET Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

Published: Tuesday 14th May 2013 by David

It’s that time of year again!

Urban music’s biggest calendar night, the BET Awards, is set to air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on June 30th.

After a year of sizzling hot releases, all eyes are on who is up for awards at this year’s show.

Wonder no more, as the answers await after the jump…

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Tamar Braxton

Alicia Keys


Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars


Justin Timberlake


Best Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Mary Mary

Mindless Behavior


The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky



Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks


Nicki Minaj


Rye Rye

Video of the Year

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

Drake – Started From The Bottom

Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – Thrift Shop

Miguel – Adorn

Rihanna – Diamonds

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca

Benny Boom

Director X

Dre Films

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Azealia Banks

Joey Bada$$

Kendrick Lamar

Trinidad Jame$

The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon


Tamela Mann

Mary Mary

Marvin Sapp

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Halle Berry

Taraji P. Henson

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Don Cheadle


Jamie Foxx

Samuel L. Jackson

Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Jaden Smith

Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap


Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant

Robert Griffin III

LeBron James

Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

Drake – Started From The Bottom

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

Miguel – Adorn

Rihanna – Diamonds

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton – Love and War

Fantasia – Lose To Win

Miguel – Adorn

Nas – Daughters

Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

Toya Delazy (South Africa)

Donald (South Africa)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

R2Bees (Ghana)

Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: UK

Marsha Ambrosius



Rita Ora

Emeli Sandé


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  1. ShadeNOShade May 14, 2013

    I Wonder Who’s Going To Win “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”.


    • BeyonceSLAYS_ May 14, 2013


      • Evelicious May 14, 2013

        Not this year babe

      • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

        Lmao the delusion of this Eve stan….

      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 14, 2013

        azela h**

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 14, 2013

      @shade not icki THAT for sure u funky b****!

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        I think Azealia should’ve been nominated BET nominates Rasheeda every yr LOL

  2. Slaylor Swift May 14, 2013

    The award for ghetto nobody’s the hive should be right a home with this ghetto flop show.

  3. Evelicious May 14, 2013

    Eve got this sorry clown minaj stans


  4. Evelicious May 14, 2013

    A nomination Rita won’t win Emilie sande will forsure take that

  5. CiCi Slaaaaays May 14, 2013

    Ill die if Tamar wins over Beyonce n Rihanna omg Bahahahahahahahahaha i want it to happen cause meltdowns from the stans would be hilarious

    • Tamartian May 14, 2013


    • Queen Bey May 14, 2013

      Too bad we won’t be able to see the “C-Squad” have a meltdown .. OOP

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        ^ Exactly, F*** bc Body party hit top 40 without a performance

        & Ciara already has a BET award . U mad ? No need for meltdowns over HERRE 😆 Leave that faux shade for a basic h** .

    • Anne May 14, 2013

      I think AK has a good chance this year.

  6. Woman To Woman May 14, 2013

    See this why i dont like BET they have Rihanna & Beyonce in there every year like wtf Keyshia deserved a stop this year in the female r&b category defiantly over this nobody B**** Tamar whos man is trying to BUY HER SUCCESS

    • Tamartian May 14, 2013

      Yas b**** cry not Keyshia coleslaw in site lmao

      • Carpe Diem. May 14, 2013

        “Keyshia coleslaw” LMAO!

  7. Rowdawg May 14, 2013

    AGAIN WHY wasn’t Kelly Nominated. Come on Once again the EBT awards will be a bust. So Unless Kelly Perform I will not be watching again!

    • Mitch May 14, 2013

      I totally agree with you, Beyonce hasn’t came out with anything new. I will not be watching if she doesn’t perform, all the duets that went to number one not nominated. Amazing I’m done.

      • sayinthetruth May 14, 2013

        I agree… Kelly ruled urban radio with 4 top 10 hits! Neva End, Representin, Ice & Kisses Down Low… they only use Bey & Rhi to bring in ratings

  8. Sean Stone May 14, 2013

    Adele isn’t on the list …ugh …lol


    • danny b May 14, 2013

      last time i checked it was BLACK Entertainment Television. Not even sure why JT is on the list, but black people do listen to Justin. Dont no black people listen to Adele… Go find a box.

  9. Bow Down May 14, 2013

    Ugh Tamar Who???? The Keyshia Cole/ Beyonce wanna be? Ugh have a seat b**** you dont deserve to be nominated Kelly Rowland should take her or Rihannas place smh.

    Anyways Congratulations Bey we know you guna win lmao. 😉

  10. Jay May 14, 2013

    I just can’t at the disrespect and disregard that bet is giving Kelly Rowland.I wonder what it takes for somebody to get nominated.

  11. soulmusiclover May 14, 2013

    excuse me,why is bey nominated?? i love her but she did’nt really put music out this year wtf?? and why is the throne nominated again?? that’s some real fuckery!

  12. EdwardPonton May 14, 2013

    I wonder why Kelly Rowland or Ciara didn’t make the list. And how did Beyonce make the list? Where is T.I.? Wale? J. Cole? Then the The Throne was nominated for best group? This is messed up man I think more thought should be put into this or the show will continue to lose respect.

    • Haw May 14, 2013

      and Brandy, Frank Ocean…

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        I mean Ciara didn’t have an album out, Sorry and Got me good were singles, though, so I guess…

  13. boss May 14, 2013

    It’s like the same ass award nominations each year tho. BET basic ass fuc for nominees.

  14. mc the place to be! May 14, 2013

    omg um did beyonce and jayz/kanye released anything in 2012 or 2013 no so why the f*** are they nominated the bet awards is just a joke!

    • #DIRTYLAUNDRY May 14, 2013

      They stay kissing there asses its annoying

  15. #DIRTYLAUNDRY May 14, 2013

    Look i love Beyonce but she doesn’t deserve to be nominated this year she hasn’t released any music its pointless on the other hand you have Kelly Rowland Ciara n Keyshia Cole putting out good rnb music this year yet you guys pay them dust all the time smh im over bet.

    • lexi May 14, 2013

      I agree, beyonce should not be nominated. Even though I don’t like keyshia on a personally level, the girl released an album and should be nominated. Also I think if an artist has not released an album, like I a lot of the nominees on the list, they should not be nominated.

  16. Alex May 14, 2013

    BET and their corrupt asses. WHERE ON EARTH IS KELLY ROWLAND?! She has been EVERYWHERE this year and should’ve easily got the Best Female R&B :S

  17. justsomekid May 14, 2013

    Rita needs to win that UK award.
    And Eve or Azealia so deserve the femcee award…although obviously Nicki’s gonna get it cas her pathetic legion of minions will make sure they vote all day, every day because they have no life.

    • FAF May 14, 2013

      Maybe Eve fans (if there are any left) should do the same…

  18. Jay May 14, 2013

    Tamar getting nominated for one song and they failed to do that for Motivation 2 years,and motivation was way bigger and had more deserves to get dragged on every social network

  19. Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

    Fantasia should’ve been nominated in Best R&B female instead of Tamar, and Keyshia instead of Beyonce. It’s only fair.

    But then again, who cares. It’s not the Grammys.

    Cici Slaaaaays stfu! When’s the last time Ciara was nominated for ANYTHING?? 2005?

  20. #WTF May 14, 2013

    This is clearly obvious of who’s the popular people are. Beyonce’ hasn’t released music since 2011. Kelly on the other hand been on her grind getting it. The throne came out in 2011 why are they still being nominated? What happen to Wale? AND Rihanna is not f****** R&B #WTF. Until i see who’s performing, i’m not a believer this year.

    • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

      It clearly says R&B/pop boo. Rihanna is pop. Don’t burst a blood vessel over there. 😆

  21. I LOVE MUSIC May 14, 2013

    Haven’t released New Music since 2011, But
    nominated for a Superbowl performance in a
    strictly music category. #OnlyBeyonce

  22. King B>Rihanna May 14, 2013

    THIS LIST IS B*******.


    • Monstarebel May 14, 2013

      Yuuuup! How you doing love?

      • King B>Rihanna May 14, 2013

        i’m great and you?

        i have exams so i’ve been pulling back on the time i spend on the internet.

        beyonce not writing those papers for me.

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        But beyonce not gonna be on there bc she’s performing live via satellite she’s the headliner this yr like sh did back when she performed at the festival last yr. So idg how its about “ratings”

  23. Monstarebel May 14, 2013

    What’s the point of nominating Alicia Rihanna & Beyonce these b****** win Grammys & Billboard Music Awards Tbh this show is for the LESSORS that being said they’ve shoulda nominated Fantasia Keyshia & Kelly they already get zero nominations at the big awards show and now the basic awards are paying them dust smh. So sad.

    • parkerjonesj May 14, 2013

      Um, Fantasia is a grammy winner and been nominated 11 times…she gets recognition where it matters.

  24. BRANDY STAN May 14, 2013

    How can a Superbowl performance go in music category? I just can’t…

  25. Clean out yall ears please May 14, 2013

    (-__-) people still watch the BET Awards lol what a laugh haven’t seen a BET award since Michael Jackson & James Brown was on stage together BET is garbage & their lil rigged award show too

    • musicology May 14, 2013

      s*** I haven’t seen it since Janet bad ass walked on the stage and shut it down just based off her looks lbs

  26. Monstarebel May 14, 2013

    S*** wheres brandy nomination? like damn bet

    • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

      Brandy really gets no respect in the industry. It’s like she’s been forgotten….sad……

  27. ROWLAND STONE May 14, 2013

    Beyonce hasn’t released music since 2011,
    Kelly just released music and she’s not
    nominated? *Rolls Eyes*

  28. the real xoxo May 14, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar! hope he wins. The only rapper on there without gimmicks.

    • FAF May 14, 2013

      Is the album platinum certified by the RIAA ?

      U can’t even define gimmick. being “artsy fartsy neo soul” is a gimmick ,too

  29. JASON May 14, 2013

    Nicki Minaj is considered Pop now, Take her
    out the Best Female Hip-hop category.

    • ShadeNOShade May 14, 2013

      The RE-UP Says Otherwise. XOXO

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        ^oop they mad. xo

  30. IslandBoi242 May 14, 2013

    this is so f***** up why isnt Kelly Rowland nominated she is RnB it girl this year. Ice & KDL should be up there and she shouldve been in BestFemale then won.. Kelly Rowland better be performing or Im not watching

  31. IDK May 14, 2013

    I wonder how and what are these nominations based on? Brandy? Kelly Rowland? S*** hell, Im even surprised Frank Ocean’s not up there.

  32. BEYSUS OVER JESUS May 14, 2013

    Beyonce is nominated for a BET Award
    because of the Superbowl lmfaoooo. BET is
    struggling for real now. VMA’S >>>>>>>

  33. Hive May 14, 2013

    & This why Kelly will always be Beyonce shadow Beyonce put out no music but is nominated cause shes the QUEEN duh

    • sayinthetruth May 14, 2013

      Kelly is NOT in Beys shadow! U really wish that huh? That sh** is played out! Ppl is so over that but Beyonce fans! Bey & Rhi automatically gets nominated every yr bcuz of their fanbases. BET do this every year! It’ll be funny if Bey n Jay didn’t show up! Oh and we all know Vince paid 2 get Tamar that nomination!

  34. RIHANNA IS QUEEN May 14, 2013

    A BET Award is as useless as Ciara’s career.

    • Hive May 14, 2013

      And even a flop network doesn’t acknowledge a flop like Ciara

      • FAF May 14, 2013

        Ciara has a BET award, though, Ugly A*** n-gger

        LMAOOOOO Egg on yo big ass forehead Rishita stain xo!

        Cb called her a h** no post in that thread? 😆

        Worry why body party snatched Cake rmx , turn up the music rmx, and Cockiness (bubblin under)

        WORTHLESS T***** 😆

    • ILoveMusic May 15, 2013

      But either way, you know you will be watching. 😉

  35. Hive May 14, 2013

    Kelly stans need to get over it tbh its just a EBT award lololololololol.

  36. IDK May 14, 2013

    I normally dont do multiple post but this s*** is F***** up! WTF!?!?! I cant deal! SMH.

  37. Rashaan May 14, 2013

    I am absolutely disgusted that Brandy was not nominated as she had the BEST R&B album by a female in 2012!!! She stars on a show on their network and she gets no love? BET just like every other award show has become a popularity contest! No shade to Beyonce but she does not have an album out nor does Tamar Braxton!!!! GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE!!!!!!

  38. ImALWAYSRight May 14, 2013


    Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Rihanna

    Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Justin Timberlake

    Best Group – The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

    Best Collaboration – Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

    Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Drake

    Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj

    Video of the Year – Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

    Video Director of the Year – Benny Boom

    Best New Artist – Azealia Banks

    Best Gospel Artist – Mary Mary

    Best Actress – Halle Berry

    Best Actor – Denzel Washington

    YoungStars Award – Gabrielle Douglas

    Best Movie – Think Like A Man

    Subway Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams

    Subway Sportsman of the Year – LeBron James

    Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award – Rihanna – Diamonds or Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

    Centric Award – Tamar Braxton – Love and War

    Best International Act: Africa

    2Face Idibia (Nigeria) – Toya Delazy (South Africa)

    Best International Act: UK – Rita Ora

    • Boss May 14, 2013

      Looks more like who u want to win.

      • IMALWAYSRIGHT May 14, 2013

        Not Really It’s Based On Sales, Popularly, Who’s Hot Right Now, Accomplishments, Etc.

  39. Ernest May 14, 2013

    Bull S***

  40. RiRi Bad May 14, 2013

    Kelly Stans crying over a bet award nomination Bahahahahahahahahaha she wouldn’t win anyways…..

    • IDK May 14, 2013

      I dont agree with your post but I light weight feel what you trying say. Ive seen every BET award show come out and @ 1st I use to say damn we getn better and better every year. I even use to say we gone be up there with the grammys (anticipation wise) But now IDK. Dont get me wrong its a lot of great nominations but at the same damn time its like Really BET?

  41. DOSSOME May 14, 2013

    Angela Basset

    Don Cheadle

    Miguel should win all the categories he’s been nominated in…And we know Jay-Z,Beyonce & Kanye are guaranteed to win provided they attend,right?(Kanye never leaves an awards ceremony without an award)

  42. EdwardPonton May 14, 2013

    I have a feeling that The Carter’s bullies BET and threatens to be a no show if they aren’t nominated. Lol that’s some boss s*** though. I’m still f***** up that they tried Kelly like that though, poor girl been hustlin. Elle Varner must be giving up that p**** to somebody at the headquarters.

    • Rashaan May 14, 2013

      DEAD @the Elle Varner comment hahaha

  43. brandy Stan May 14, 2013

    How beyonce get nominated over kelly Rowland brandy or keisha …keisha brandy both have albums this year smh wont be watching

    • Tamartian May 14, 2013

      You mad glad my fav was nominated without having an album out yaaas

    • Rashaan May 14, 2013

      Well Keyshia bad sportsmanship is what cost her an award nomination! As for Kelly and Brandy they never get in shine in the world ruled by Beyonce and Rihanna…..SMH!!!

  44. Tamartian May 14, 2013


    • Lucky May 14, 2013

      Ur fav is a flop. Just ask Toni 😉

  45. THE AMAZING BARB May 14, 2013

    Nicki Minaj already won Best Female Hip-hop.

  46. TurnUp4Cici May 14, 2013

    Dont hate on Tamar just because your fav wasn’t nominated kelly ass been in the game since the 90s yet still gets no recognition kiiiiiii

  47. Jay May 14, 2013

    I seriously thought Kelly Rowland’s name is gonna pop up a few times when I opened the post.Kelly should not perform at the bet awards,I know it’s good promo but id rather she flops than go where she is not appreciated.

  48. Lucky May 14, 2013


  49. Mush May 14, 2013

    may i ask why Frank Ocean isn nominated???

  50. Django May 14, 2013


  51. Boss May 14, 2013

    Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, The Throne nd Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dnt deserve to be nominated point blank.

  52. MariahIsMusic1 May 14, 2013

    I’m crying for Kelly. Tamar wasn’t supposed to get nominated. Where’s mariah carey? She released triumphant which was RnB and Hip Hop not far. IÞ was supposed to be: Kelly,Beyonce,Fanny,Elle and mama Carey. BET you guys are not fair.
    I want Eve or Azelea to win. Congratulations King Bey on your 31 BET nomination

    • Rita is Queen May 14, 2013

      B**** who was checking for triumphant tho that was an epic flop

  53. Rita is Queen May 14, 2013

    Brandy & Kelly stans over here crying its sad when bet doesn’t even recognize you that’s how you know your a below basic flop that majority of the world doesn’t care or never cared about you…

    Rita gon take that s*** home yas

    • Rashaan May 14, 2013

      Oh we are definitely not crying cause at the end of the day both of them are still cashing checks! We are calling a SPADE A SPADE here! Now if I remember correctly did your girl RITA just say how much she respected Brandy when she performed in London? You don’t have to throw shade to make your fav relevant!!! I mean good for RITA she is doing her thing!!!

    • Boss May 14, 2013

      No Rita fan shud be calling anyone a flop. Nobody even knows Rita off this site.

  54. BEYSUS OVER JESUS May 14, 2013


    • Rita is Queen May 14, 2013

      ahahahahahahahaha Okaay

  55. Beyond amazing May 14, 2013

    I looove Bey but why is nominated for 4 that album came out in 2011, Rihanna, really BET??? She’s a pop artist of. your going to nominated pop acts then you need a pop category. To behonest they need other catgory’s, not every black artist is r&b or rap, majority of them might be but there are a minority of a few black arist that are not r&b. and rap artist. Bruno mars: read above, Chris brown: ok, cool but he needs to be ncluded in a comptermary r&b section.

  56. Beyond amazing May 14, 2013

    I looove Bey but why is nominated for 4 that album came out in 2011, Rihanna, really BET??? She’s a pop artist of. your going to nominated pop acts then you need a pop category. To behonest they need other catgory’s, not every black artist is r&b or rap, majority of them might be but there are a minority of a few black arist that are not r&b. and rap artist. Bruno mars: read above, Chris brown: ok, cool but he needs to be ncluded in a comptermary r&b section.

  57. Beyond amazing May 14, 2013

    I looove Bey but why is nominated for 4 that album came out in 2011, Rihanna, really BET??? She’s a pop artist of. your going to nominated pop acts then you need a pop category. To behonest they need other catgory’s, not every black artist is r&b or rap, majority of them might be but there are a minority of a few black arist that are not r&b. and rap artist. Bruno mars: read above, Chris brown: ok, cool but he needs to be ncluded in a comptermary r&b section.

  58. RAPUNXEL May 14, 2013

    Lmao even RITA flop ass got nominated for something but ciara kelly n keyshia didnt omg im literally dying kiiiiiiii this is funny even BET doesn’t f*** with them FLOPS…..

    Azealia get that award boo you deserve it

  59. Molly May 14, 2013

    You gurls need to realize we live in a Beyonce n Rihanna world they get nominated by default.

  60. Beyond amazing May 14, 2013

    And no Keyshia bitter ball Cole??? I cant stand her but she seemed to have a good r&b album, Jay-z and Kanye West Watch the throne again, omg get together bet! Tamar Braxton?? Her album isn’t even out yet.

  61. #KDL May 14, 2013

    Kelly has 5 Grammys on her own amongst others. True beyonce has more but it’s just people in the entertainment business still don’t respect kelly and her craft.

  62. Cupcake May 14, 2013

    Dead @ Eve being nominated. We all know Nicki will win in that category.

  63. DOSSOME May 14, 2013

    Keyshia Cole had the bestselling RnB album by a female artist last year but no nomination (it’s that BOW DOWN tweet,don’t be fooled)…And what about Brandy and Kelly?(Kelly stole the show in 2011 and Brandy did so last year…hmmm,guess some people didn’t like that)…Rita Ora will win the International award,she has to….And wtf is all that sponsor ass-kissing category COCA-COLA VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD?Thirsty much…Honestly ALL these award ceremonies lost credibility.(Grammys as well)

  64. truth tea (take a sip) May 14, 2013

    wow, Azealia is doing really well for herself, she’s only 21!

  65. pat May 14, 2013

    uhm BET. You’ve already gotten your Beyonce vist for the next 4 years so your kiss as nomination is a loss.

    Also Rihanna, will continue to pay you particles in spite of nominating her.

  66. Super Cisus May 14, 2013

    Slayara could care less about the EBT awards she already has her Grammy. Too bad all of Smelly Floplands accolades are tied to Destinys Child flop ass beyotch!!!

    • sidney beyince May 14, 2013

      No their not b**** if you actually went to her award list you would see some of her awards and noms are on her own solo success b**** no your facts before you starting say s*** out your ass

  67. cvt May 14, 2013

    how is Brandy, on this networks number one rated show, and she is nominated for anything regarding her music?!?!?!?!?! and she has the best R&B album for a female wth?!

  68. jay May 14, 2013

    Kelly dropped her very successful international career to fully embrace urban maybe a flop but it is the main TV station that supports urban music.If they pay Kelly dust then it’s only a matter of time before Kelly goes the Ashanti/Amerie relevance route.I say bring dance/pop Kelly back.2 hell with urban,Kelly was international now she is just local.

    • sayinthetruth May 14, 2013

      What tha hell is you talking about??? Kelly can go anywhere over seas and perform any day and still book major gigs!

  69. HLOVE May 14, 2013

    Kelly Rowland, Brandy and Emeli Sandé should have been nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist…
    This show will continue to lose respect. There was once a time of excitement because you didn’t know who would take what awards.

  70. HOTSTUFF May 14, 2013

    why you H*** are mad that Rih is nominated ? Do i have to remind you that all of Black America is jamming to POUR IT TO PHUCK UP ! and Love song is gold ! Her nominations are justified. #DEAL

    • FAF May 14, 2013

      Its more than 500k black ppl in america, though hon and Majority of black adults dont wanna hear that s***, thats white girl faux Ratchetry Antics … lol

      • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

        Pour It Up is platinum though. No video, no promo, no nothing. Who wants to hear Sweat, Got Me Good, Sorry and Body Party? When was Ciara’s last certification? 😆

  71. XtinaaLovee May 14, 2013

    Beyonce made sure BET didn’t nominate Keyshia Cole.

  72. danny b May 14, 2013

    Best female R&B needs to be:

    Kelly Rowland

    • danny b May 14, 2013

      Actually, take out Ciara, and put Alicia Keys.

  73. danny b May 14, 2013

    So in other news, you’re not gonna post the snippet of The-Dream’s “Turnt” Feat. Beyonce & 2Chainz Sam??


  74. King B>Rihanna May 14, 2013

    i swear beyonce hater are some of the biggest conspiracy theorist.

    although she does not belong on the list, BET put her there because she is arguably the biggest URBAN Pop star in the world and Beyonce generates buzz wherever she goes which mean that MORE RATINGS for BET.

    so drop she bullies them into putting her on the list. a BET award means nothing to her tbh, it’s BET that knows she will draw a crowd.

  75. nicko May 14, 2013

    yess !!! I hope Queen Nicki is going to win the award for best female hip hop artist !!!!!! TEAMMINAJPOWER !!! but umm.why isnt iggy nominated 🙁 ?

  76. CBE May 14, 2013

    WTF!!!! Worst nominations I have seen ever! White supremacy has crossed of towards Black Entertainment…

    Not that Im a fan of these artists but no Alicia keys? Kelly Rowland? dont care about frank ocean, what is JT, Macklemore nominated for? like they wont get that exposure on MTV,Billboard? BET is no longer what it used to be…Im watching CB,Kendrick Lamar & I will be done..

  77. Millhouse May 14, 2013

    Why isn’t BRANDY nominated for anything??? Anyone on this list who hasnt released an album needs to be removed… How the hell do you get nominated off of one single???

  78. Rosie May 14, 2013

    Ghetto ass awards show for ghetto h*** like Rih and Bey.

    • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

      Ummmm I thought you were a Beyonce fan? I can’t with you flip floppers 😆

  79. GOGO May 14, 2013

    They really do KISS the Carter Clan’s ASS waay too much. West and Jay Z a group???? LMAOO

  80. navy nick May 14, 2013

    y is Brandy not listed nor Fantasia? both amazing new r& b albums, Fantasia need ro perform in this show & Ciara!

  81. Elijah May 14, 2013

    Can somebody please tell me when rihanna was ever a r&b artist cuz….

    • Navy Sailor May 14, 2013

      Can you not read? It says R&B/Pop!!! 🙄

  82. King B>Rihanna May 14, 2013

    wait i’m not a real fan but ROSIE did not curse me out on the other post for saying s*** about Beyonce but now Beyonce is a ghetto h**.


  83. JER May 14, 2013

    Again, HOW is BeYAWNce on this list? What is the cut-off time for this b*******?

  84. wtf May 14, 2013


  85. Bwhine May 14, 2013

    where is BRANDY???!!!

  86. African”R&B” Fan’s May 14, 2013

    this is a reel B******* Where the hell Is Brandy..? Zero Nommination.? this album is just Awesome.. and People keep Sleeping on her and her ttalent ..
    Shame Shame Shame..!

  87. KEY May 14, 2013

    I cannot believe my f****** eyes. I was so sure I was going to see Kelly Rowlands names pop up in at least one category. NOT EVEN F*CKING ONE. I’m not even gonna comment on all the obvious reasons these nominations are jacked up.

    F*ck you BET.

    They better update that damn list.
    …if thats even possible 🙁

  88. KEY May 14, 2013

    I feel for fans of Brandy, Keyshia, Ciara, Kelly and any other artist who has ACTUALLY RELEASED MATERIAL IN THIS TIME FRAME.

    F*ck em.

  89. FAF May 14, 2013

    WHO GIVES A F*** ABOUT THE BET AWARDS? ciara a FLOP but she has one 😆
    Worry why Rishitta has to discount her cds in other territories & lie about genres to get her music in each category !

    Ci did this s*** in ’06 & ’07 . . F*** BET

  90. DIGGER BEY May 14, 2013

    Co sign @ Key. When I heard about the nominations. I made my way here and I said, Kelly better b nominated for best female. And behold, BET and THE BULLSH*T! They stay underestimating her. And where the hell Tamar mutant face ass come from? That should’ve been Kelly spot. It should’ve been: Alicia Keys, Elle Varner, Kelly Rowland, Brandy and Rihoeanna.

    • KEY May 14, 2013

      Agreed! I was trying so hard to avoid ranting and raving over these nominations. This is just pure b******* though. I like your list. It’s LOGICAL unlike BETs piece of s*** list. Too bad we don’t have a say in who’s nominated.

      And yes, as much as much as I can’t stand Rihanna she deserves a spot too. I’m not liking how she’s up against R&B artists though.

      I was trying hard not to go in on Tamar cause I’m sure it was highly unexpected that she’s be nominated. I think thats what pissed me off the most. Other’s deserved it more than she did. One f****** single is why she’s nominated.

  91. Malik May 14, 2013

    I will not be watching. I don’t recall Beyonce or Tamar Braxton putting out an album this year. Brandy and Keyshia Cole definitely need to be in that category. Two solid R&B albums!

    • MelyB May 14, 2013

      I feel you – I won’t be watching either. EBT needs to stop playing..they know Beyonce won’t be there, just trying to tease her fans to boost ratings.

  92. DIGGER BEY May 14, 2013

    Lmfaooooooooooooo I know Gutter Coles is fuming rite now bwahahaahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaahahaaha. BET = BEYONCE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION! I know she didn’t think, she was gettin an nod for the angry bird twitter rants lmaoooooo. Gurl The Blacklist is real! Ur ass should’ve kept ur mouth closed! She probably want get an invite lmaoooooooooooo. KING B IS THAT B****! I don’t remember any female artist ever, basically having an award show cater to her every year and having an b**** Blackballed! #THE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN

  93. MelyB May 14, 2013

    Let me start by saying how disappointed I am in their combining the r&b and pop categories. And second, how disappointed I am in BeYAWNce being nominated over Fantasia, Keyshia Cole and Melanie Fiona. So now not only will r&b females who put out excellent albums NOT receive grammies, they can’t even get a damn EBT award for their efforts.

    Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: AKeys or Elle

    Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Miguel, Usher or Bruno in that order

    Best Group:Mary Mary

    Best Collaboration – never heard any of these songs & don’t curr

    Best Male Hip Hop Artist – don’t curr

    Best Female Hip Hop Artist – would be nice if a vet could win this since
    the EBT Awards weren’t around when Eve was really poppin but alas they
    weren’t so: Azealia Banks or Rye Rye (hope) but think Nicki takes it.

    Video of the Year: Adorn or Diamonds

    Video Director of the Year: Benny or Hype

    Best New Artist: Azealia Banks

    Best Gospel Artist – I’d be happy for anyone in this category but am rooting
    for Tamela who gets virtually no shine on EBT

    Best Actress – they need to stop playing…Ms Kerry, BABY

    Best Actor – probably Jamie

    YoungStars Award: Quvenzhané Wallis

    Best Movie – anything BUT Django

    Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Serena or Gabby

    Subway Sportsman of the Year: probably LeBron

    Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award: ADORN or DIAMONDS

    Centric Award: FANTASIA – BS since she should be nominated for her album

    Best International Act: UK – Emile (although I wouldn’t mind if Estelle got
    a little shine)

  94. Ihnia May 14, 2013

    If these awards don’t matter and are so basic, then why are people so upset?
    This whole R&B female category rant is for the birds.
    You don’t have to release an album unless, the nomination calls for it duh!
    Kelly has had two singles out from this album and they both are flops(her collaborations have been flops also)
    Keyshia Cole woman to woman has yet to push 350K in the united states alone(every single failed)
    Elle was a flop and refill was a flop
    Ciara took 5 tries to get a top 30 hit
    Melanie Fiona is a basic glop who 1000 fans stay swearing she deserves this and that(yet she hasn’t done anything but have a minor hit 2 or 3 yrs ago
    Tamar fans are delusional, Tamar isn’t going to slay anything, love&war(trust&believe part 2) was sheer luck….
    Fantasia,Beyonce,Alicia Keys,Rihanna, and Brandy(flopped also) deserve nominations and no one else

    • KEY May 14, 2013

      So what’s your point exactly?

      You said a whole lot, but so little at the same time. This long ass essay is fluff with no real substance.

  95. Todd May 15, 2013

    Brandy..Brandy..Brandy I’m so done with BET they just completely disrespected her!!!

  96. YeaWhatever! May 15, 2013

    Kelly, Keyshia, and Brandy couldn’t get nominated? That’s why I don’t watch the Bet Awards anymore. What is Beyoncé getting nominated for this year because she won awards from 4 last year if I’m not mistaking. Tamar Braxton,” what a joke”! Who is Elle Varner? Rihanna, “B**** Please”! A Keys better get this one.

  97. YeaWhatever! May 15, 2013

    Oh, and also where is Fantasia, smh! Is BET serious?

  98. Just Thinking…. May 15, 2013

    Honestly, the Best Female Hip Hop category definitely has my curiosity at a PEAK. But I have already broken it down to just being between A. Banks, E-V-E, and Nicki. Reason being is because I can actually build a strong case as to why EACH of these women could win. But I have to make a HUGE point about my girl Eve. Even if she does not win this award, IT REALLY WOULD NOT MATTER, because she has BEEN THERE…..DONE THAT……GOT A T-SHIRT!! Because if you know about BET or you do your homework, Eve has ALREADY made history in this matter. Eve was FIRST FEMALE to win the Best Female Hip Hop Award in 2001. The clip of that footage is still on to this day. You can’t talk about BET Awards History and NOT bring her up. She comes back after TEN YEARS and gets a BET nomination just like that??!!! That’s damn good in itself. Who does that?! And I really wish that people would STOP hating Eve and throwing shade at her. Why would you not want her to WIN?!! She is EXCELLENT and has been for YEARS. My vote would ultimately go to E-V-E, because she has been through Sooo much trying to put out Lip Lock, and it’s FINALLY out. And it is a DAMN GOOD ALBUM. Eve shows determination and I really think she should be and hope that she is recognized for it.

  99. joe May 27, 2013

    Some of these nominations really are some ish! I like Beyoncé but she hasn’t had anything out in a couple years, really makes no sense. Tamar Braxton nomination is pretty funny! Have no clue who Elle Varner is.. So I’d say it’s between A Keys n Rihanna and in that case, A Keys is about 1 billion times better than Rihanna so I hope that ish goes to A Keys..

  100. Keith Shafrie June 1, 2013

    I agree with the nomination list because some categories are thx actual. We Go. We believe. Best International Act; Africa- Radio and Weasel. They rock Africa. 2face you also rock buh do it for my home brothers.

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