Doja Cat Leads BET Awards Nominations

Doja Cat continued to dominate awards season after receiving six nominations for the BET Awards. Along with The Weeknd, the Planet H.E.R. hitmaker led this year’s Billboard Awards music categories, with 17 nominations. She also won her first Grammy in April for Best Pop Duo/Performance for “Kiss Me More” with SZA.

The collaboration is also up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration at the BET Awards, which Taraji P. Henson will host for the second year in a row. Her album Planet Her is nominated for Album of the Year, and she’s also up for best female Hip Hop artist, best female R&B/pop artist, and BET Her for “Woman.”

Is Doja Cat Hip-Hop Or R&B?

Notably, Doja Cat is the only artist nominated for the show in both the R&B/pop and Hip-Hop categories. Since her debut in the industry, fans have debated whether she belongs in the Pop, R&B, or rap categories. 

According to Doja Cat,

“The only person who should be rating Hip-Hop is an OG or somebody who is respected in Hip-Hop.”

The L.A.-raised artist said she was raised on 90s rap legends and used to rap back in her SoundCloud days.