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According to Rap-Up:

Beyoncé and Kanye West lead the nominations for the BET Awards ’12, it was announced today at a press conference in New York.

The pop superstar scores six nominations overall at the 12th annual show. Her videos for “Countdown” and “Love on Top” will compete against Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” and “Otis,” as well as Usher’s “Climax” in the coveted Video of the Year category.

West follows with five nominations, most of them for his Watch the Throne collaborations with Jay-Z, who picks up four nods.

YMCMB’s Drake and Lil Wayne each earn four nominations including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, while last year’s top nominee Chris Brown takes three.

Hip-hop freshmen A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Diggy Simmons, Future, and Meek Mill will vie for Best New Artist. A$AP, Sean, and Diggy were on hand for the live announcement.

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