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Check Out This Year's BET Awards Nominations List ... Will Nicki Minaj Win 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist' For The 7th Consecutive Year?

It's almost that time of the year! ... the BET Awards are around the corner and I just KNOW they will pay tribute to the late Prince in thee best way possible. C'monnnn with it, BET!

So, this year, Drake leads the pack with nine nominations. Following him are Beyonce and Rihanna with five noms each. And, Adele, who had a breakout year returning back to music with her hit single "Hello," has earned her first-ever BET nomination in the 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist' category. 

Also, this looks like the first year in a while that I actually think Nicki Minaj won't win for 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist.' 

The rapstress has dominated that category for the past SIX YEARS! 

However, I do think Remy Ma is Nicki's competition this year. Call me crazy, but with Remy's musical comeback and her Fat Joe-assisted track "All The Way Up" currently dominating the radio at the moment, I believe Remy has a good chance at getting that W. And, Dej Loaf also had a very good year. 

Plus, Nicki has been relatively quiet on the music scene lately, aside from her verse on the "Down In The DM" remix

I also want to point out ... I think BET should just cancel out the whole 'Best Group' category because the only real group nominated this year is Rae Sremmurd and everyone else just collaborated. 

Until we get some real guy and girl groups back into the mix, like some TLC, B2K or Destiny's Child-type singing groups, then I think that category is pretty much useless. 


This year's awards ceremony will air at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26th on BET. 

Check out the list of nominees below! 

(A name with * next to it is my prediction on who I think will take the win for that category) 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Andra Day
* Beyoncé
K. Michelle
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
* The Weeknd
Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
* Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet
Best Collaboration
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – "Play No Games"
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World"
Future feat. Drake – "Where Ya At"
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – "Feeling Myself"
* Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Drake
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
* Remy Ma
Video of the Year
* Beyoncé – "Formation"
Bryson Tiller – "Don't"
Drake – "Hotline Bling"
Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
* Director X
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
* Bryson Tiller
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
* Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs
Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
* Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis
Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
* O'shea Jackson Jr.
Youngstars Award
* Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhané Wallis
Yara Shahidi
Best Movie
Beasts of No Nation
* Straight Outta Compton
Sportswoman of the Year
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
* Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Sportsman of the Year
Cam Newton
* Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
Beyoncé – "Formation"
Bryson Tiller – "Don't"
Chris Brown – "Back to Sleep"
Drake – "Hotline Bling"
Future feat. Drake – "Where Ya At"
* Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Centric Award
Andra Day – "Rise Up"
* Beyoncé – "Formation"
K. Michelle – "Not a Little Bit"
Rihanna – "Bitch Better Have My Money"
The Internet – "Under Control"
Best International Act Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D'ivoire)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best International Act U.K.
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah