• The awards will take place on 5th October in Atlanta

The 2021 BET Hip Hop award nominees are out. South Africa's Nasty C and Nigeria's Ladipoe are representing Africa in the Best International Flow Category.

The awards will take place on 5th October at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion lead with nine nominations each. Drake follows with eight nominations.

Below is the full nomination list;

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

CARDI B, “UP” CARDI B FEAT.

MEGAN THEE STALLION, “WAP”

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG GO, “CRAZY”

DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK, “LAUGH NOW CRY LATER”

LIL NAS X, “MONTERO” (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)

SAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT, “BEST FRIEND”

BEST COLLABORATION

21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN FEAT. DRAKE, “MR. RIGHT NOW”

BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ, “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” (REMIX)

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “WAP” DJ KHALED FEAT. LIL BABY & LIL DURK, “EVERY CHANCE I GET” DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK, “LAUGH NOW CRY LATER” POOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK, “BACK IN BLOOD”

SONG OF THE YEAR

“BACK IN BLOOD” – Produced by YC (POOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK)“LATE AT NIGHT” – Produced by Mustard (RODDY RICCH)“LAUGH NOW CRY LATER” – Produced by G. Ry, CardoGotWings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive (DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK)“UP” – Produced by Yung Dza, Sean Island, DJ SwanQo (CARDI B)“WAP” – Produced by Ayo & Keyz (CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION)“WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” (REMIX) – Produced by London Jae, BeatGodz, Tee Romano (BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ)

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

CARDI B, “TYPE SHIT” (MIGOS FEAT. CARDI B)DRAKE, “HAVIN' OUR WAY” (MIGOS FEAT. DRAKE)JAY-Z, “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” (NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z)LIL DURK, “BACK IN BLOOD” (POOH SHIESTY FT. LIL DURK)MEGAN THE STALLION, “ON ME” (REMIX) (LIL BABY FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION)RODDY RICCH, “LEMONADE” (REMIX) (INTERNET MONEY FEAT. DON TOLIVER & RODDY RICH)

IMPACT TRACK

BLACK THOUGHT, “THOUGHT VS EVERYBODY” LIL NAS X, “MONTERO” (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)LIL BABY FEAT. KIRK FRANKLIN, “WE WIN” MEEK MILL FEAT. LIL DURK, “PAIN AWAY” NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z, “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE"RAPSODY, "12 PROBLEMS" BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTISTBLXSTCOI LERAYDON TOLIVERMORRAYPOOH SHIESTYYUNG BLEU

BEST DUO OR GROUP

21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMINCHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUGCITY GIRLSFUTURE & LIL UZI VERTLIL BABY & LIL DURKMIGOS

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

BUSTA RHYMESCARDI BDABABYDOJA CATMEGAN THEE STALLION TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BENNY THE BUTCHERDRAKEJ. COLELIL BABYMEGAN THEE STALLIONNAS

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI BDRAKEJ. COLE LIL BABYMEGAN THEE STALLIONTYLER, THE CREATOR

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A GANGSTA’S PAIN MONEYBAGG YO CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TYLER, THE CREATORCULTURE III MIGOSGOOD NEWS MEGAN THEE STALLIONKHALED KHALED DJ KHALEDSAVAGE MODE II 21 SAVAGE X METRO BOOMINTHE OFF-SEASON J. COLE

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

COLE BENNETTCOLIN TILLEYDAVE MEYERSDIRECTOR XHYPE WILLIAMSMISSY ELLIOTT

DJ OF THE YEAR

CHASE BD NICEDJ CASSIDYDJ DRAMADJ ENVYDJ JAZZY JEFFDJ SCHEMEKAYTRANADA

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ KHALED HIT-BOYMETRO BOOMINMUSTARDTHE ALCHEMISTTYLER, THE CREATOR

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

CARDI BDRAKELIL BABYMEGAN THEE STALLIONSAWEETIEYUNG BLEU

BEST HIP-HOP PLATFORM

COMPLEXGENIUSHIP HOP DXHOT NEW HIPHOPTHE BREAKFAST CLUBTHE SHADE ROOMWORLDSTAR HIPHOPXXL

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

LADIPOE (NIGERIA)NASTY C. (SOUTH AFRICA)XAMÃ (BRAZIL)LAYLOW (FRANCE)GAZO (FRANCE)LITTLE SIMZ (UK)DAVE (UK)