TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
One person who won’t be in attendance is Summer Walker, who showed up to the taping of the award ceremony but was turned away due to COVID restrictions.
The show is pre-taped, which means they can edit around any artists that didn't show up.
Comedy podcast trio of 85 South -- DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean -- are slated to MC for a second year in a row.
Giving out the awards on stage will be people like Trina, Remy Ma, Jermaine Dupri and Tank. Nelly will be honored with the I Am Hip-Hop Award, while LL Cool J will present Tyler The Creator with the first-ever Rock The Bells cultural influence award.
Cardi B, Lil Durk and Megan Thee Stallion each have nine nods to their name, followed closely by Certified Lover Boy Drake, with eight shots to win. Tyler The Creator and Metro Boomin are the next-highest nominated at four each, following by a four-way tie between 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole and Pooh Shiesty who each scored three. BIA, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, Jay-Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Young Thug and Yung Bleu are all recognized in two categories.
Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem and Isaiah Rashad will all perform on hip-hop’s biggest night.
It airs tonight at 9 pm on BET and other Viacom networks.