When the nominees for the 2011 BET Awards were announced this Tuesday on a special edition of 106 & Park, the world was watching. #BETAwards became a trending topic on Twitter, but not all the tweets were celebratory. One artist in particular, Miami rapper Trina, whose 2010 album Amazin’ spawned two hit singles, clearly felt snubbed that she was not included among the nominees for the Best Female Hip Hop category. The awards show executive producer reaches out to Trina and clears up misunderstanding.
Two of the artists who were nominated—Nicki Minaj and Diamond—criticized the BET Awards nomination via Twitter. And they weren’t the only ones. The blogosphere has been buzzing with so much second-guessing and misinformation that we asked Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, to clear a few things up: BET.com
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