It ain't bragging if you can back it up, and no one seems to know that better than Kanye West!

Kanye gets plenty of flack in the press for being a self promoting, highly arrogant D-bag. And while that might be true, his albums sell like hotcakes and are consistently praised by the critics. Need proof? Kanye was just nominated for a whopping 17 BET Hip Hop Awards, according to E! Online. That number is even more impressive considering the awards show only has 18 categories!

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The nominations come from his collaboration album Watch The Throne with Jay-Z. Other artists who cleaned up in the nominations department include Drake (11) and rapper 2 Chainz (13).

The seventh annual BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will air on Tuesday, October 9!

What do you think of Kanye being nominated in nearly every category?

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