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This year at the MTV video music awards Hip-Hop is doing it in a big way including 8 nominations from Eminem.

Artists like Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Eminem lead the genre with many nominations for a variety of categories.

Following the announcement, Em released a teasing statement sharing his reaction.

“Apparently MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?!, I mean, I’ll be there but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”

This year’s showcase will give rap stars like Nicki Minaj and Drake an opportunity to win their first moon man, in categories like best collaboration and best new artist.  However, for big names like Em and Jay-Z, many have to watch out for the lead runner of all artist Lady Gaga, who has 13 nominations.

For a list of the full nominees, head over to