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Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox lead the BET Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES – Doja Cat could make the BET Awards her world later this month.

The chart-topper earned six nominations on the show, which will air live June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Doja Cat is nominated for Best R&B Pop Artist, Best Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year and BET Her for “Woman” for her #1 hit “Planet Her.” Her “Kiss Me More” with SZA is nominated for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration.

Drake and Ari Lennox are the second most nominated acts with four nominations each. Three nominations went to several others including Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future, HER, Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems.

Actor Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) will host the BET Awards for the second straight year.

Winners in the 19 categories, including film and sports awards, are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, made up of entertainment professionals and fans.

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Drake will compete against Kendrick Lamar, Future, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Ye and Lil Baby for top male hip-hop artist. Doja Cat will compete against Cardi B, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Saweetie for Best Hip Hop Artist.

WNBA star brittney griner, whose detention in Russia was recently extended by a month is nominated for Sportswoman of the Year. The two-time Olympic gold medalist – who plays for Phoenix Mercury – was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after vape cartridges containing cannabis-derived oil were allegedly found in her luggage. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for drug smuggling.

Griner is nominated in the same category as Candace Parker, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Sha’Carri Richardson and Simone Biles.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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