Our June cover star, Andra Day, also received a nomination!
This year marks sixteen years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent and, of course, incredible music for the BET Awards.
So what better way to introduce the 2016 BET Awards nominees for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” than with an exclusive music compilation to the choreography of the renowned Will “WilldaBeast” Adams and partner Janelle Ginestra?!
The video also includes special appearances from dancers China Taylor, Taylor Hatala (who is one of the members of our favorite teen-dancer duo) and a cameo from black-ish star Miles Brown (who very recently challenged our ESSENCE Live host, Dana Blair to the running man challenge).
For the complete list of BET Awards nominees, click here.
The award show will air live on Sunday, June 26th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET.