For the second straight year, the BET Awards nominated Lecrae for Best Gospel Artist, which has rebranded as the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award.
Lecrae’s performance on his surprise January mixtape, Church Clothes 3, likely earned him the honor. “[Lecrae] gives us our messages in anextremely relatable way,” the 2016 BET Awards said. In 2015, Lecrae became the first rapper to win Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards.
Kanye West was nominated for Best GospelArtist in 2005
but lost to Donnie McClurkin.
For Lecrae to win his second BET Award, hemust receive the nod over Anthony Brown& Group Therapy, Erica Campbell, KirkFranklin, Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs.“These nominees represent depth anddiversity in achievement over the past yearand we look forward to recognizing themnext month,” BET’s President ofProgramming Stephen Hill said.The 2016 BET Awards will air live at 8 p.m.ET on Sunday, June 26.
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