Nicki Minaj & Remy Ma Battle It Out For Best Female At The 2017 BET Awards

16 May 2017, 10:45

Nicki Minaj & Remy Ma

The Knowles sisters also go head-to-head for Best Female R&B artist on this year's list of nominees.

Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma are fighting out for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards.

The rival rappers will go head-to-head in the star-studded category, which also includes Missy Elliot, Young M.A. and Cardi B.

This year, the BET Awards are taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 25th June, and will mark 17 years of the iconic show.

Nicki Minaj performing

Unsurprisingly, Beyonce leads the pack with seven nods on this year's list of nominees, mostly for her chart-smashing 2016 album 'Lemonade'.

The R&B star faces her sister Solange in the category for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist alongside Rihanna, Kehlani and Mary J. Blige.

Bruno Mars received five nominations, followed by Chance The Rapper, Solange and Migos who all took four a piece.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna
  • Solange

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

 

Best Group

  • 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma
  • Migos
  • Rae Sremmurd

 

Best Collaboration

  • Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar -- "Freedom"
  • Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne -- "No Problem"
  • Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher -- "Party"
  • Dj Khaled Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z -- "Shining"
  • Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert -- "Bad and Boujee"
  • Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane -- "Black Beatles"

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • Big Sean
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Missy Elliott
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma
  • Young M.A.

 

Video of the Year

  • Beyoncé -- "Sorry"
  • Big Sean -- "Bounce Back"
  • Bruno Mars -- "24k Magic"
  • Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert -- "Bad And Boujee"
  • Solange -- "Cranes in the Sky"

 

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom -- Kehlani. “Crzy”
  • Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia -- Bruno Mars. “That’s What I Like”
  • Director X -- Zayn Malik. “Like I Would”
  • Hype Williams -- Tyga. “Gucci Snakes Ft. Desiigner”
  • Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. -- Beyoncé “Sorry”

 

Best New Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Cardi B
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Khalid
  • Young M.A.

 

Album of the Year

  • 24k Magic -- Bruno Mars
  • 4 Your Eyez Only -- J. Cole
  • A Seat at the Table -- Solange
  • Coloring Book -- Chance The Rapper
  • Lemonade -- Beyoncé

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Cece Winans -- "Never Have to Be Alone"
  • Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett --" I Made It"
  • Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann -- "My World Needs You"
  • Lecrae -- "Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination) "
  • Tamela Mann -- "God Provides"

 

Best Actress

  • Gabrielle Union
  • Issa Rae
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Viola Davis

 

Best Actor

  • Bryshere Y. Gray
  • Denzel Washington
  • Donald Glover
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Omari Hardwick

 

Youngstars Award

  • Ace Hunter
  • Caleb Mclaughlin
  • Jaden Smith
  • Marsai Martin
  • Yara Shahidi

 

Best Movie

  • "Fences"
  • "Get Out"
  • "Hidden Figures"
  • "Moonlight"
  • "The Birth of a Nation"

 

Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • Gabby Douglas
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles
  • Skylar Diggins
  • Venus Williams

 

Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Cam Newton
  • Lebron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Stephen Curry

 

Centric Award

  • Fantasia -- "Sleeping with the One I Love"
  • Kehlani -- "Distraction"
  • Mary J. Blige -- "Thick of It"
  • Solange -- "Cranes in the Sky"
  • Syd -- "All About Me"
  • Yuna -- "Crush Ft. Usher"

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  • Beyoncé -- "Sorry"
  • Bruno Mars -- "24k Magic"
  • Drake -- "Fake Love"
  • Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert -- "Bad And Boujee"
  • Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane --" Black Beatles"
  • The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk -- "Starboy"

 

Best International Act: Europe

  • Booba (France)
  • Mhd (France)
  • Craig David (UK)
  • Emeli Sandé (UK)
  • Giggs (UK)
  • Skepta (UK)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Wiley (UK)

 

Best International Act: Africa

  • Aka (South Africa)
  • Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • Tekno (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

The 2017 BET Awards are set to air in the UK on Tuesday 27th June at 9pm on Sky 187, Virgin 184 and Freesat 140.

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