Battle of the exes
BARBADIAN singing sensation Rihanna and former boyfriend Chris Brown are set to do battle again. This time it will be for the Viewers’ Choice Award and Best Collaboration at the BET Awards tonight.
The venue is the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and it’s a battle few would want to miss.
Rihanna tops the ladies with four nominations, including Best Female R&B Artiste, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice, and twice for Best Collaboration, for What’s My Name with Drake and West’s All Of The Lights.
Her ex-boyfriend, the resurgent R&B star who scored the first No.1 album of his career this year with FAME, leads the entire field heading into the 2011 BET Awards with six nominations, including nods for Best Male R&B Artist, Video Of The Year and, Best Actor.
Coming in next with five nominations is Lil Wayne, who will square off in the Best Male Hip-Hop category with Kanye West and Drake, both with four apiece, as well as B.o.B. and Rick Ross.
Brown will square off with Rihanna in the Viewers’ Choice category with Look At Me Now (with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) and for Best Collaboration, where he’s nominated for Look At Me Now and Deuces with Tyga and Kevin McCall.
Along with Rihanna, rounding out the Best Female R&B Artist race are Beyoncé, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson and Marsha Ambrosius.
Brown is up against Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher for Best Male R&B Artist.
Mars will be competing against wee Willow Smith for Best New Artiste. The precocious ten-year-old’s Whip My Hair is also nominated for Video Of The Year and she and brother Jaden are up for the YoungStars Award.