Music

2012 MTV Video Music Awards Black Nominees

Thu., Sep. 6, 2012 8:08 AM EST
by Jana Hicks

Maybe they should just rename them the Video Breezy and Drizzy Awards. Rihanna and Drake Lead with Five Nominations each; Chris Brown and Drake Battle it out for Best Male Video.

Kevin Hart slated to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards that will air tonight at 8 p.m. EST, September 6, 2012 on MTV, live from from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rihanna is  confirmed  to  open the show —  Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the 2012 gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team  (including Gabby Douglas) are confirmed presenters set to appear on the show. Stay tuned for further details, and click through the gallery to see more nominees and winners on the red carpet.

Check out all of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Black Nominees:

Best New Artist:

Frank Ocean
“Swim Good”

Directed by Nabil Elderkin

Frank Ocean’s mysterious drive along the coast goes from tranquil to tragic.

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