The BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees are in . . . and KENDRICK LAMAR leads the way with 14. DRAKE is next with 13, followed by J. COLE, who has 12 nominations.
SNOOP DOGG aka LION is hosting this year's ceremony, which will tape in Atlanta on September 28th . . . and air on BET on October 15th.
Also: Kendrick reportedly got a 510% boost in Twitter followers after he challenged the whole rap community in his guest spot on "Control". #WINNING