The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Noms: Who Came Out On Top? Nicki? Lil Wayne? Kanye?

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Eminem may have been crowned the 2011 King of Hip-Hop, but we’re still not sure if Em can clinch the awards he’s nominated for in the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Just wait till you read the competition. We’ve got Rihanna, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown. And let’s not forget Wiz Khalifa with his anthem, “Black & Yellow,” and his nine noms!

But out of all the talent, the one who will probs come out on top is…

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Lil Wayne! Why? Oh, ya know, he just got 18 (!) nominations. In fact, he’s his own competition in six different categories!

Peep the full list of 2011 BET Award nominees below:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – “My Last”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna – “All Of The Lights”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “Hustle Hard (Remix)”
Big K.R.I.T. feat. Ludacris & Bun B – “Country Sh*t (Remix)”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One”
Lupe Fiasco feat. Trey Songz – “Out of My Head”

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year
“6 Foot 7 Foot” – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz)
“Black and Yellow” – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
“I’m on One” – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
“Look at Me Now” – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
“My Last” – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean feat. Chris Brown)

CD of the Year
Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler, the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood – “Hustle Hard” (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One” (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 foot 7 Foot” (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – “No Hands” (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow” (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide f/ Future – “Racks” (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now” (Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne – “Motivation” (Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – “Monster” (Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – “Bright Lights, Bigger City” (Cee-Lo Green feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – “Till I’m Gone” (Tinie Tempah feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna – “All of the Lights”
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”

The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards air on October 11 at 8pm on BET. Who should take home the most awards? Does Lil Wayne deserve all his noms? Spill below.