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The chart-topping performer scored six nominations at the show airing live on June 26 from the Microsoft Theater.
Doja Cat is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best female hip-hop artist, album of the year for her No. 1 hit “Planet Her” and BET Her for “Woman.” Her song “Kiss Me More” with SZA is nominated for video of the year and best collaboration.
Drake and Ari Lennox are the second-most nominated acts, scoring four nods each. Three nominations went to several others including Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems.
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Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) will host the awards for a second consecutive year.
The winners in the 19 categories, including film awards, will be selected by BET’s voting academy, comprised of entertainment professionals and fans.
Drake will battle Kendrick Lamar, Future, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Ye and Lil Baby for best male hip-hop artist. Doja Cat will face off against Cardi B, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Saweetie for best female hip-hop artist.