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Reminding us of what made Kim Kardashian’s main man a star worth scrutinizing, West leads the field heading into the 2012 BET Awards with seven nominations.

But, as is the case with his personal life these days, he made the most impact as part of a duo.

Six of his seven nominations come for his collaborations with Jay-Z (aka The Throne) and Big Sean, plus he scored one for Video Director of the Year.

Beyonce is a close second, heading into the kudosfest with six nominations, including Best Female R&B Artist and two shots at Video of the Year, for “Love on Top” and “Countdown.”

Her hubby and partner in parenting, Jay-Z, is right there with five nominations — all of them Kanye collabs.

The ever-controversial Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have already been confirmed to perform. Samuel L. Jackson is slated to host the show, live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, on July 1.

 

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2012 BET Awards:

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius

Beyonce

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars

Miguel

Trey Songz

Usher

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy

Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

Beyonce featuring J. Cole, “Party”

Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin &Chardonnay”

DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean

Drake

J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Diamond

Nicki Minaj

Brianna Perry

Trina

Video of the Year

Beyonce, “Countdown”

Beyonce, “Love On Top”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), “N—as in Paris”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

Usher, “Climax”

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean

Diggy

Future

Meek Mill

Best Gospel

Yolanda Adams

Kim Burrell

James Fortune & FIYA

Fred Hammond

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

Don Cheadle

Common

Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

Astro

Diggy

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Best Movie

“Good Deeds”

“Jumping the Broom”

“Laugh at My Pain”

“Red Tails”

“The Help”

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce, “Love on Top”

Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

Mindless Behavior, “Hello”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

Common

Estelle

Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke

Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

Camp Mulla (Kenya)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Lira (South Africa)

Mokobe (Mali)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

Estelle

Labrinth

Emeli Sand

Sway

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