Cardi B DJ Khaled

The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be held in Miami on October 6. One-hit-wonder Cardi B and music producer DJ Khaled lead the nominations with nine each.

Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, and Chance The Rapper are not far behind with multiple nominations each.

Newcomer Cardi B, 24, surprised everyone with nine nominations for her single “Bodak Yellow”. Her achievement comes less than a year after she signed a record deal with no fanfare.

Cardi made a name for herself on Instagram.com before transitioning to reality TV. A cameo appearance on BET’s Being Mary Jane gave her wider exposure.

She will take on Playboi Carti, Amine, Kodak Black and Tee Grizzley in the best new hip-hop artist category.

Jay-Z and Chance The Rapper have 5 nominations each and will battle it out for lyricist of the year as well as vying with Kendrick, Cardi and Khaled for the MVP and hustler trophies.

Rappers Future and Migos earned four nods apiece, and have records nominated for album of the year alongside Khaled, Kendrick, and Jay’s collections.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6.

BET plans to hold a star-studded telethon to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Irma in the Keys, Naples and Jacksonville, Florida — the hardest hit areas.

“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,” BET interim head of programming Connie Orlando said in a statement to Billboard.

Photos by Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com




  • xenaD

    Hip Hop???! ???

  • 1BlueStar

    It’s good to be recognized for your hard work and talents BUT when I see ‘leads BET Hip Hop noms’ I be like “oh, n’mind…” and scroll through.

  • imright

    best new Artist Playboi Carti ?? Cardi sounds like a deaf person trying to rap ? terrible,trash !!!

  • Dahl

    Hustler trophy, huh? Yup, puts the N in BET awards…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    9 nominations?? Yea RAP IS DEAD

  • sunni_daze

    I think BET needs to do away with best female rapper. For the last decade Nikki won by default. The same is gonna happen to Cardi, no female rappers have any music out other than her, so this will be another default win.

  • Dowoop

    I had to re-read that to make sure.

  • Ms Thang

    Woooow!!! I really don’t know what to say about any of this but hey, these kids are the ones buying this music.

  • Anunnaki

    No interest or desire, I knew when I thought Kendrick Lamar was white, it was over for me, yes the roses went in on me…lmaooo. But hell I don’t watch or listen to this type of chyt..

  • Coy little wink

    Cardi makes me smile…GET IT BISH

  • MissHarlem

    Khalid better leave that damn baby at home. I been saying this before the summer. Tired of that shit

  • You Could Never

    Girl! He had him with him while taking calls on the Houston telethon the other night! I had been riding for him but I seen that? Im like okay now. Its time for this to damn it stop. tis creepy at this point.

  • Karen Brady

    Me too!

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • MissHarlem

    No he didn’t!! Uh uh. I been over it after the second public appearance because I seen the annoyance. He’s annoying in general so I knew we was going to get forced with that damn baby. Stop. It. Now.

  • You Could Never

    Well the N been in there then bc that award has been out since the BET Awards started

  • You Could Never

    22 yo was like is that ASAHD? it sure was

  • You Could Never
  • MissHarlem

    ?I can’t

  • ShWa

    Using that baby for publicity.

  • You Could Never

    If I call and get him on the line and hear that baby in the back Im hanging up. FOH.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    I could’ve swore cardi is older than 24 ?

  • MissHarlem

    I wish you never showed me that. I seriously have a mean side eye going. Like wtf. If I’m the mom I would’ve stopped that a long time ago. All kinds of people just breathing on my child. Get the fck on somewhere

  • You Could Never

    22 yo said SOMEONE was gonna get him, and be like is Asahd there? And he gnna be like he sure is…say HI Asahd! Im crine.

  • MissHarlem

    ??

  • Ni Ni

    If you line all these new rappers up, i wouldn’t know who’s who. They all look like they wear a woman’s size 6, tatted up, wear skinny jeans, and have plaits in their head.

  • darealwifey

    lol

  • Rayne

    …..AND ANOTHER ONE ?

  • MissHarlem

    I hate y’all ?

  • bemetoo

    Card I will win at least 2

  • MookieFly

    The one thing I can say is that it appears Khalid is active in his son’s life. His buffoonery gets a pass for now. I wish the BET Hip Hop Awards went further than who is on the radio to uplift black musicians and those behind the scenes. Alas, all the regulars will get their shout out. What about song writers and producers?

  • Shamari123
  • Ni Ni

    She just recently start looking young to me. I thought she was in her forties when the blogs was posting her in the black wig and far apart tiddays.

  • tintin

    we all know jayz will win most of the awards but i predict cardi winning too

  • tintin

    that poor boy aint’ gonna learn to walk anytime soon the way this man never puts him down

  • Dahl

    I guess that goes to show you I never watched it…?

  • MookieFly

    She aint no damn 24. I would say at least late 20’s, 27 or 28.

  • You Could Never

    i watch for the cyphers. And catch an award or two being given out by default lol.

  • Unhappy American

    I’m so tired of seeing this kid smh

  • You Could Never

    I didnt even like taking my kids to the STORE when they were that age. As a parent I dont understand.

  • Unhappy American

    YASSS ???

  • Justlooknout

    Get that Schmoooney

    Goes back to work….

  • SDot

    Go Cardi!

  • MsPam

    + million times??

  • MsPam

    I think DJ Fatso wasn’t hugged enough as a kid so he’s making it with his son!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Wow 9…..good for her. I hope it doesn’t happen to her like it happened to others. She gets all this fanfare and we never hear from her again

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    For a hot second I forgot BET had more than one award show. I’m happy for Cardi. She used a platform like it was supposed to be use, capitalized, and now here she is making money moves. I want her to continue to grow.

  • Reina1718

    Yes they choose anyone. I rem 1 yr they had trina & she had no album out

  • Reina1718

    Off 1 song!! Lol

  • Wreckognize Game

    You know Khaled gonna say Asahd was the first toddler taking calls on the telethon.

  • Reina1718

    BET Awards ????? Migos & Cardi nite….

  • You Could Never

    Producers get an award on this show.

    Songwriters are NEVER gonna get ANY kind of award on any show having to do with rap/hip hop as the stigma of artists having ghostwriters is still a huge thing.

    Nobody is going to willing embrace their ghostwriter.

  • You Could Never

    I am weeping a tad. Bc yes.

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    I hope Cardi wins EVERY SINGLE ONE! I’m proud of that chick!

  • ebonics

    I miss the days of ODB shuttin down the BET awards shows. Back when real hip hop was on mainstream radios. Those days are looong over. So sad. As soon as I read all those names up top my first reaction was:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fe33f993bd53aa1cc1d8b4f12ed17b1f2545a67187e978a282fc0af3b2c3010.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd50c282f550e4a4a2e55859906b782b8cbe31076daef32012854c0312ed4405.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40b358e0b82c5425b38ff218505fc714d2f2c5cfe22dd10a64f25aee8f739d68.gif

  • ebonics

    Hahahah fa real!!! This new young generation is doomed.

  • Akhenaton
  • Renee26

    LMAO it looks like her too smh

  • sunni_daze

    Azelia Banks and Khia

  • Renee26

    Stop reading my mind!! Lol

  • dontgetblocked

    All for one song with a good beat, bad lyrics and awful rapping. Wow.

  • dontgetblocked

    If I see that damn baby again. WTF! Why is he everywhere?

  • hottlanta

    I heard that song all the way through and it is HORRBILE. I said this is sad that music has come to this.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Carrying that kid around like a 9-year old girl carrying her Barbie doll. Ridiculous.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I tried to give it a chance and listen all the way through, but 2 1/2 minutes in I couldn’t take it any more. Doesn’t take much to have a hit record nowadays.

  • Tennessean

    Lol, does he have a mom?? Babies don’t want to do all that shat!!! They just got here!!! ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    It’s grown on me now

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Now I’m def not watching lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right ridiculous

  • Tennessean

    The success is great and she is pretty. that is all…

  • hottlanta

    Glad to see a man spend time with his son and if he was never shown with him folks would be complaining he don’t spend enough time with him. Glad to see a man who really wants to be dad.

  • hottlanta

    It has grown on me as well like an ingrown toenail and we know how bad that hurts.

  • hottlanta

    Yall play toooooo much.

  • Ms Thang

    He had the baby with him at the telethon the other night. I thought it was cute at first but now it’s getting a little annoying.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    LMFAO. IM DONE.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    They will def approach her. She has to decide if she wants to “officially” crossover.

  • Ms Thang

    That telethon did it for me.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    BET is a joke! Cardi B looks like an old, dusty, forgotten Christmas ornament from the 70s. I bet her breath smells like stale Budweiser and mothballs. Anyone who would give this mumble-mouthed broad nine nominations for bragging about prostituting herself for designer clothes, is an idiot. And what’s up with the obese, Arabic DJ?

  • NeverSurprised

    ????

  • NeverSurprised

    VERY creepy.

  • Vegas1989

    LOL…You made me busted out laughing. I’m glad that I wasn’t eating. Because I would have blame you for my lunch been in my keyboard for the second time…LOL…IT peeps would ask me why I need another keyboard again? LOL..Too FUNNY…Why has he stop yelling ” We the Best!”….LOL Remember that…

  • Vegas1989

    Go Stand in the corner for the rest of lunch…..LOL

  • NeverSurprised

    Can you imagine how annoying it must be for a room full of adults with phones ringing and cameras and lights and chaos –to have to deal with having a damned BABY up in the middle of things? Imagine if EVERYONE decided to bring their kids up onstage during the telethon. Khaled’s bloated behind is BEYOND annoying.

  • Vegas1989

    Well if Cardi B can do so can I. Let me go look for my rap songs that I wrote in the 8th grade for a talent show and jump start my career. My career got shut down the same day as our all rap girl group won by my daddy. That was too funny. I called him a dream killer…LOL….I told him that I wanted to be a rapper and he said, “Nope, no rappers live in my house. You going to need to get a real career goal before you leave here in 4 years.”….Too Funny. I love that man to death and wish he was here seeing the fruits of his labor and time he invested in me.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    27 That’s what I was thinking too

  • Vegas1989

    Khaled did put Asahd on the phone and he said, “Vee The Vest Music!” NO LIE>>>>>>LOL

  • Reina1718

    ??yessss

  • Reina1718

    Only good thing about the awards are the cyphers

  • Coy little wink

    Asahd is not a regular baby…have you checked his Instagram?

    ???

  • datATLboi

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YO CHILL BUTTON ON -100

  • datATLboi

    LMMFAO — I’M DYING IN MY OFFICE

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    White Music Execs Know how to dumb down Hip Hop culture. Cardi B is whack. Trap music, emasculated men, incomplete lyrics, rappers sounding like toddlers.. Keep dumbing them down. It looks like a win win. But minorities are losing. This is why we have a knucklehead trying to run the White House.

  • NicoleZee

    And yet some folks are saying Cardi is talented and beautiful. Nope, naw. A light complexion does not always equal beauty and her music is trash. She can’t even speak correct English. She is an embarrassment. I don’t get it, I never will. Most of these so called artists have no talent, it really is sad. I don’t get DJ Khaled either, he is just loud and annoying and needs to focus on his health so he can be here to see his child grow up.

  • NicoleZee

    Funny. You threw the right shade at her so called career and her nose. Wow!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I never thought I would live to see the day when I stopped listening to the radio. The sh/t masquerading as music is mind blowing. These days, I listen to my CDs or music online. Last night, I spent the evening listening to the group, Enchantment.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sorry. I will try to turn it up. ?

  • Cie Be

    Now I don’t know who Cardi B is; but, that last statement I cosign! Real music been gone! DJ Khaled, I don’t know him either! Where the real stars at???

  • Junkanoo

    Underground hip hop is where the real talent is mainstream hip hop is a sad substitue

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Enchantment is thee absolute truth.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nope, no rappers live in my house.
    ==================================
    I love it!!! Your pops was the man!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Anyone who would give this mumble-mouthed broad nine nominations for bragging about prostituting herself…
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    This chick got NINE NOMINATIONS?!?!?!!???

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I love the ciphers, this newfangled music not so much.

  • Quitedeliteful

    The girl is out here working her fifteen minutes of fame. Bad music ad all I can’t be mad at her for that….

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Why!? WHY DID Y’ALL MAKE THAT SAND NIGGA HOT!? I loath his obese hooked nosed culture vulture ass! Him and his baby mama look like brother and brother. His son isn’t cute and looks just like the little odd looking Arab kids that hang out at their parents corner stores/ nasty chicken spots. Tired of seeing his flat head
    baby being dragged everywhere!

    Cardi B is hot garbage! I am confused as to why black women keep rooting for the gutter rat from the BX. She isn’t black and she raps like she’s both deaf and illiterate. Plus she has thing against dark skin black women , but stay with a black dack in her big mouth. That illiterate possum will never see a dime from me.

  • NicoleZee

    Me too! It is VERY hard listening to the radio these days. Either the music is shitty or the radio hosts talk too damn much about silly topics no one cares about. I love listening to Pandora when I don’t play regular albums. I listen to all kinds of music really, depends on my mood. Last night during my workout, I was in the mood for K. Michelle, today I’m in a 70s music mood, so I’ll probably listen to the Paul Davis Pandora channel later. I love good music, but most music today is shitty a f*ck. I love the really good sensible artists with real talent like Deniece Williams, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Anita Baker, etc. Most artists today don’t have that much talent, they’re too self-absorbed, and they don’t know when to be quiet and just sing.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If you listen to iHeart radio. There’s a station called Sunny Radio, based in Detroit. They play a LOT of good music from the 70s and 80s.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If you listen to iHeart radio, there’s a station called Sunny Radio, based in Detroit. They play a LOT of great music from the 70s and 80s.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yep, that’s what Sandra said. Unbelievable.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I almost swallowed my tonsils hitting those high notes in “Where Do We Go From Here!” ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m surprised people take the BET Hip Hop Awards seriously every year.

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    And when the beat just glides in….Man..that is music.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    It’s a masterpiece… from beginning to end.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Right!! It’s like kids have a sleep and stint schedule he just dragging this baby around all day all hours of the night. We get it you love your son but let him be a baby jeezzzzz

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    ?????I wrote a mean 16 to Fugees Ooh La La. Let me dig up my trapper keeper.

  • BrittBrat2005

    Right, I wish hip hop would go back to 90s and early 2000s era where it meant something back in day, rappers used talk about what was going on in society and what you had do make it better or getting out the situation. Now its jewelry, cars, how much money, and girls, and mumble. That went on too in 90s and early 2000s but it wasn’t more up front like it is now.

  • Guest©

    What’s her race? I thought she was a black Hispanic aka Afro latina.

  • Hmmm~?

    I’m 100% convinced that Cardi sacrificed somebody (or several people) for her song to blow up the way it did. It’s really not even the fact the song is trash, but the fact this song is apparently so hot yet I hardly ever hear it being played other than venues she’s performing at. It’s not adding up. Wild Thoughts is played every 5 seconds on the radio. I rarely hear Cardi’s shit come on though. Something ain’t right.

  • Tennessean

    No..lol???????

  • Angela Flowers

    Not sure what station you’re listening to but right now there are about 5 songs on rotation all day and Wild Thoughts and Bodak Yellow are two of them.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    If the BUYERS of rap (this new stuff is not hip-hop) actually required quality from the performers the Music execs wouldn’t be able to dumb it down.
    This mumble (c)rap sounds like someone who doesn’t know the words trying to recite them.
    There are almost NO real lyricists that get any credit. Not all you have to do is repeatedly say “smoke, weed, hoe, n***a, f**k, bi**h and YAAA or Ayeeeee and you have a hit.

    Sad…

  • Lee

    If I’m not mistaken much of the music industry now is fueled by social media more so than by radio or even music videos, and most of the people supporting artists through social media are teenagers, who in my opinion don’t know the first thing about really good well-produced music and artistic depth. Furthermore, the music industry today is more so about image and the power of suggestion then about actual talent. If you take any Nicki Minaj or Blac Chyna and just throw together a song with a dance beat, as well as social media marketing, and create a false narrative that such and such an artist is the next big thing and if you disagree you’re uncool and out of style, then sadly you have a formula for success, even if that success is not on the level of Beyonce. The standard for artistic and technical achievement in music today, compared to how it used to be 20 years ago is much lower. The same can be said for becoming a celebrity. It’s less about talent these days. It’s more about who has the sexiest, most appealing image. It’s rather sad.

  • MythCalledLove

    DJ Khalid¿???? Is this a pageant like Toddlers & Tiaras?? I mean he carried his son around are they voting supreme?? I hv to face it I’m officially certified too old to understand the talent & music. I was watching Anita Baker Live I damn near cried because they just don’t sing like that anymore. Alot of female rappers out now if they want to make it the game has changed.

  • MythCalledLove

    Damn! If you we’re running for office I’d vote for you.. lol

  • MythCalledLove

    You forgot they must drop at least 3 luxury items..

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Her mother is from Trinidad. She isn’t a black Trini though. He father is your typical “mixed” non white/non black Dominican. None of her parents are directly black. http://blackbuzzworthy.com/rapper-cardi-b-is-the-new-rachel-dolezal-lying-about-being-black-pictures-of-her-parents-say-otherwise/

  • Guest©

    Ok, but what is her race? I’ve always viewed ppl who look like her to be Afro-whatever the ethnicity they claim, lol. Thanks in advance.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Her race would be other. Both of her parents are genetically mixed . None of her relatives on her father’s side ( the ones I’ve seen) look like black people. She has some black throw back genes but not enough to outright refer to her as a black woman.

  • EMILY POST

    Yes that is to be expected….. That says a lot about BET & Hip Hop and their little show with who they choose to nominate 1000 times….
    Maybe they should bring back the music programs in school.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    you’re right, my bad…lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ???