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BET Awards 2012: Kanye West earns seven nominations

Kanye West attends the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City.
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Kanye West attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York.
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(CBS/AP) The BET Awards are keeping it all in the family with Kanye West receiving the most nominations - seven -  while his mentor, Jay-Z, earned five, and Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce,  received six.

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Jay-Z and West collaborated last year on the album "Watch the Throne." Their songs "In Paris" and "Otis" are up for video of the year. Beyonce has two nominations in that category with "Love on Top" and "Countdown." The fifth nominee is Usher's "Climax."

The nominations were announced Tuesday in New York.

Samuel L. Jackson will host the July 1 award show, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will perform.

Other multiple nominees include Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake and J. Cole. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will receive a lifetime achievement award.