Chris Brown earns six 2011 BET Awards nominations, leading nominees Lil Wayne, Kanye, and Nicki Minaj

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Chris Brown‘s unlikely comeback continues.

Yesterday, BET announced the nominees for their 2011 BET Awards, and the embattled pop star pulled in six noms, more than any other artist this go around.

Amongst his noms, he’s  up for Best Male Artist, and Best Collaboration  and Video of the Year, for his Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes-assisted “Look at Me Now.”

The rest of the nominees feature the usual suspects. Kanye West, Drake, and Lil Wayne are featured in the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist circle. Nicki Minaj, really the only relevant rapstress out, headlines Best Female Hip-Hop category.

The Best Female R&B Artist race includes Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, Marsha Ambrosius and one odd inclusion: Beyoncé. Sure, she’s a megastar whose skills merit acknowledgment. The question is, what has she put out between last summer and now that begs for inclusion? Her new and honestly lukewarm single “Run the World (Girls)” hasn’t been much of a hit. And she took the majority of 2010 off.

You can check out the list of the nominees here. Think the committee snubbed anyone? Or were they spot on? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Bob

    Why are black people so forgiving of black men who beat up black women? If a white man did that to Rihanna…

    • Terri

      That makes no sense…people are so forgiving because he is Chris Brown, not because he is Black and since when has the public ever given more slack to a White person than they have to a Black person?

      • Bob

        Huh? What do white people have to do with it? It’s a black man, Chris Brown, who beat a black woman, Rihanna, being celebrated by BET, a channel dedicated to black programming. Why are you so obsessed with white people?

      • Countess

        @Bob, TEENAGE Chris Brown and 20-yr-old Rihanna had 1 fight 2 yrs ago. She admitted (see NCFM) to striking him many times and often before he hit her back. It was a fight between 2 pp that the biased feminist led media turned into a ridiculous discussion about abuse against women which is a repeated action. Chris and Rihanna had ONE fight! They were very young and made a mistake with one another. There is no need to carry this mess further. They are both trying to move on with their young lives!

      • Countess

        @Bob, in addition to the white men listed below I was wondering if you could tell me why white ppl forgive pedophiles like: Woody Allen who adopted an 11-yr-old started sexing her at 16 then married her at 18 to keep her quiet. Or Jerry Seinfeld who at 35 was dating 17 yr old high schooler Soshawna Loinsten. Or Roman Polanski who after being convicted of child molestation, fled the country yet has received 6 Oscars for the 12 films he has made while on the run. Or Rob Lowe who is currently the media darling yet was caught in a hotel having an orgy with a 16 yr-old-girl? Or Don Johnson who was living with 14 yr old lover Melanie Griffith?

    • Daniel

      Some women that like him are soo thirsty they’ll accept that, just to be with him!

      • Countess

        Oh please like what? She hit him and he hit her back! Get your head out of biased media’s tail and maybe you would realize the game that has been played on you all! One fight involving two ppl. Not abuse with is a repeated action!

    • melody

      Do you live on planet Earth? Have we not seen White Artist around the globe given special treatment. Alec baldwin, Baldwin Brothers,Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn,Eminem,Mel Gibson. By the way Mel got three years probation and anger management for beating the Mother of his Child. I believe Chris got 5years and more community service than Mel. Eminem got only probation threating his manager with a gun and never was bought to justic for beating his wife Kim. Why do you keep on focusing on Chris for something that happen three years ago. It’s pathetic the way it goes on in white Hollywood. I mean even Rihanna hates what Hollywood is doing to Chris. She has even tooken upon herself to let everyone knows she and Chris are now talking to one another.But it’s people like you who like to keeps things going on and on and on. Get a life, no wants to live in yesterday. Except for you.

      • Bob

        Answer the question. What do white artists have to do with it? I think black people should look down on black men like Chris Brown who beat the hell out of black women like Rihanna. What does that have to do with white people? What does that have to do with my question, Mel-O-Dee?

      • tris

        “Tooken” isn’t really a word, Melody. Typical dumb Chris Brown fan. But you did make kind of a valid point, hoodrat.

      • Countess

        @Melody, I agree with you completely! Damn these fools! We understand that the biased media has continuously tried to make Chris Brown, who had 1 fight 2 yrs ago as a teenager, into America’s new black male (oj simpson) “boogie man” to hate while countless white males (see the incomplete list below) have beaten many women or the same woman many times yet have not received a fraction of the abuse this kid has.

    • Helen

      Bet is always kissing Chris Brow A*S. Rihanna produced beautiful videos and music last year. Loud sold 5.28mil and still grossing and yet Chris Brown the abuser gets six nominations. If he murders someone Bet will give him twelve nominations. Note: he is no Michael Jackson.

    • Helen

      Bet is always kissing up to Chris Brown.. Rihanna produced beautiful videos and music last year. Loud sold 5.28mil and still grossing and yet Chris Brown the abuser gets six nominations. If he murders someone Bet will give him twelve nominations. Note: he is no Michael Jackson.

      • jojo

        Helen,
        You made the comment that Chris is no Michael Jackson. Note: Rihanna is no Beyonce and never will be. Rihanna performs as if she is in heat all the time.

    • tamby

      My thoughts exactly. In fact, every story about Brown on yahoo news ends up with scores of comments by black women who say we should all forgive and forget what he did. It’s all very sad, such a dysfunctional community.

    • Countess

      Why are white ppl forever forgiving serial wife beaters: Eminem, Tommy Lee, Christian Slater, Sean Penn, Charlie Sheen, Tom Sizemore, Steven Seagal, James Taylor, John McEnroe, Andre Agissi, Mel Gibson, David Hasselhoff, Tobe Keith, Vince Neil, Ozzy Osbourne, Slyvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dan Baldwin?

  • Buffy Freak

    I don’t think you need to make it a racial thing. Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson both still have a whole lot of supporters and fans and both have done pretty reprehensible things.

    • whatevs

      It’s not directly a racial thing, but there is correlation. Those of lower income are 3 times as likely to be involved in domestic violence. Plus, of course, lower income families mostly consist of black people.

      • greg

        and when I think of low-income, both Chris Brown and Rihanna immediately come to mind.

      • whatevs

        I was obviously referring to Bob’s and Buffy Freak’s comments, but thanks.

      • Countess

        Yes, like Sean Penn and both wives Madonna & Robin Wright-Penn, Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson, Eminem and wife Kim Mathers, Steven Seagal and model/actress Kelly LeBrook, Sylvester Stallone and wife actress Bridget Nelson, Michael Douglas and his 1st wife (Dildrea), Mickey Rourke and actress Carrie Otis. Yes, you are right they are low class that’s why they were involved in domestic violence!

  • DAVID TSELANA

    I love & respect all the nominees, however Kanye & Nicki Minaj are gonna shock the whole B.E.T

    • jojo

      David,
      I hope Kanye and Nicki Minaj shock BET by losing.

      • david tselana

        lol @jojo kanye & minaj walked away with something (that counts)

  • Helen

    Chris Brown is in deep in BET’S pockets. Rihanna is always overlooked and she has worked hard. BET is a big joke and they do not like Black foreigners

    • melody

      That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. First and foremost my of the rap Stars an performer have heritage to other parts of the World and I believe if you remember Rihanna won an Award Last year. Stop spreading hate it not nice. Just like Country Awards shows, are mostly all whites. BET Awards shows mostly Black performer. The last time I checked, Rihanna,Nikki,Mary J Blige, Busta Rymes,Biggie Smalls, all have hertigae to the West Indies and they all won awards at the BET.So, please stop it.

    • MT

      Really? Well, Estelle and Melanie Fiona are “black foreigners” too and they have been well-received by BET’s audience. Plus, there are BET Awards categories for International acts (UK and Africa)as well.
      Rihanna got 4 nominations although she’s not a R’n’B singer anymore. She’s a pop singer. She got nominated in fact because she’s black and she’s the it girl right now. If she gets overlooked sometimes, it’s only because of her singing and performing skills.
      Chris Brown is BET sweetheart because he has and always had a huge following among the black audience, he brings the views and he’s the showstopper at this very moment. We know he’s going to perform and we know he is going to shut it down.
      I’m really excited by this awards show. BET Awards may not have Grammys credibility but showstopping performances (Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West) are definitely their secret weapon.

      • Helen

        Rihanna received eighteen(18) Billboard nominations. Where is Chris Brown

      • Helen

        Rihanna received eighteen(18) Billboard nominations. Where is Chris Brow nominations

      • Countess

        @Helen, Chris Brown’s studio CD F.A.M.E. just came out in March 2011. The deadline per Billboard to be eligible for this years awards was Jan 2011. Perhaps you should read what the Billboard award committee said about their nominating process before making ridiculous assumptions!

    • jojo

      Helen,
      Please get your facts straight before commenting. You really don’t have a clue. If you hate BET that much, then don’t watch.

  • melody

    Let me see where one of the commentators are going with this racial thing.People want to believe that Chris Brown shouldn’t be forgiven after two years.For a one time fight between him and his ex-girlfriend. That’s just ridiculous. I can mention dozens of actors that have gone through similar situations and even worst and haven’t received the hate that Chris Brown received.

  • Daniel

    All Beyoncé needs to be alive and she’ll get at least 1 grammy and bet nomination, someone’s pulling some MAJOR STRINGS!! She however will NEVER get an ACADEMY AWARD nomination, one of the last legitimate award shows.

    • Countess

      LOL… There is noting legitimate about any award show The Oscars, Golden Globe, Emmy’s, Tony’s, Grammy’s etc. Every award show is rigged and the winners are based on politics. Talent in music, film, the theater, the arts etc has nothing to do with it anymore!

    • jojo

      Daniel,
      FYI, Beyonce does not need an Academy Award nomination, because she and her husband are RICH !!!!. They can buy your broke a.s!! so don’t hate.

  • SandeePB

    I can’t stand that Chris Brown is still looked upon in a negative way. Leave him alone already and live and let live. Get a life folks. The past is the past and it’s really none of our business just like my past is none of your business. I enjoy and adore Chris Brown. he always makes me smile and he’s an awesome and extremely talented artist. Give him credit where credit is due and move on wih your sorry selves :)

  • Dee Jones

    How in the world is Beyonce nominated, for what song or album of the past year? Definately not for the new song that just came out!? Where`s Fantasia, Faith Evans, Jazmine Sullivan or even Chrisette Michele nomination? Any one of those ladies could have took Beyonce`s undeserved spot.

    • jojo

      @Dee Jones
      correction: anyone of these ladies could have taken not took Beyonce’s undeserved spot

  • shasha

    aaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeee pose 2 datz bae and i hope he win all the awards and den i laugh in rihanna face cuz she ani twen num aaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeee pose 2 datz watz up.

    • Matt

      Oh no, who let Shasha out of her cage?

    • Helen

      Rihanna do not need lame Bet awards. She received eighteen nominations for Billboard, where is Chris Brown.

  • Helen

    Chris Brown Bet hoe. He gets six nominations over Rihanna. If he murders someone he will get twelve. Neruda big joke. Rihanna videos and music sold morethan Chris Brown.

    • Kate

      We get it, Helen. Rihanna is paying your bills.

    • jojo

      Helen,
      you called Chris a BET hoe. In case you were not aware. A hoe is a garden tool. Please do not use words out of context. Buy a dictionary and a thesaurus and learn how to use them.

  • tamby

    Chris will beat the competition like an uppity girlfriend, yo!

  • Malone

    Why do you in the media insist on using “certain” pictures of Chris Brown and typing crazy things? Chris had the #1 CD on BB Top 200 CD/Album chart and BB R&B chart. He has had multiple #1 songs, LAMN has been #1 for 8 weeks on 2 different charts and in the top ten of the Hot 100 chart for weeks. What do you mean “embattled” and “unlikely comebakc”? It’s time for you in the media to wake up and smell the coffee. Nobody gives a crap about that old issue. I’m with the majority of the ppl on here, move on already or talk about the rest of the men who have done far worse for longer periods of time!

  • Lola

    Black women are trained so well. Look how they come out in full force to defend Chris Brown.

    BET Awards is a joke in the landscape. Awards are based on critically acclaim or even on sales/popularity. Rihanna is the moneymaker in the music industry. She is the hook for about every big hit for the last 2 years. What has Chris done. Ooh he’s #1 for like 2 weeks during a weak period in sales anyway. No big accomplishment.

    But all those nominations, yaah OK. It is a slap in the face of black women, but they love the abuse anyway.

    When he shows up at the show with a mixed race/non-black woman on his arm, hope they won’t complain. Remember, he “cried” for MJ (or was it for himself). He has love for y’all, really he do. LOL.

    • Lola

      meant to say “Awards are NOT based on critical claim…”

      • jojo

        Lola,
        you also meant to say, really he does

  • chris

    nobody comes to the elementary school and tells u ur carreer is over as a janitor becuz u did something stupid as a kid lol jk give the kid a break hes obviously not a bad guy i mean look at him he has a great deal of remorseand i guarentee he will never do it again he had a lapse,

  • chris

    in judgement at a young age but hes not stupid and u can tell hes learned alot from all thos i think we will always have these people who want to judge somebody all quick like they have never made mistakes but i guarentee u chris will learn how to deal with it and stop letting it get to him so bad and laugh al’

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