Billboard have just announced the nominees for their 2012 Music Awards, which will air live May 20th from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. Lil Wayne is a lead finalist at the event by receiving nominations in 10 different categories. His Young Money artists Drake and Nicki Minaj also received a total of 13 nominations together. Confirmed performers at the show are Justin Bieber, The Wanted and LMFAO. More performers will be announced in the next few weeks, so it is possible that YMCMB could be in attendance. Hit the jump to see which categories Weezy, Drizzy and Nicki have been placed in.
To wit, he released the compilation album We Are Young Money in late December ’09, two full-length solo LPs — Rebirth, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard albums chart and has since gone gold, and I Am Not A Human Being, which sold 110,000 copies in its first week of release in September — more than a handful of videos and a couple of notable collaborations. A mainstay on the Hottest MCs list, his time away precipitated a fall of five slots from last year’s #2 ranking, but MTV News’ Hip-Hop Brain Trust still voted Lil Wayne the #7 Hottest MC of 2010. – MTV
What are your thoughts on Tunechi getting the number 7 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game 2010 list ❓ I don’t agree with this choice because I know Weezy has been in jail for most of 2010, but he has still been dropping videos and releasing amazing music throughout the year.
After the jump, you can view some photos Said Abdulbari sent over to me of him supporting the “Free Weezy” movement by carving it into a pumpkin.