FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Kanye West performs 

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Kanye West performs during the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York. With 17 nominations, Kanye West is the leader at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will tape on Sept. 29, 2012 in Atlanta. He’s nominated for lyricist of the year, best hip-hop video and best live performer, among others. The show will air on BET on Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Kanye West performs during the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York. With 17 nominations, Kanye West is the leader at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will tape on Sept. 29, 2012 in Atlanta. He’s nominated for lyricist of the year, best hip-hop video and best live performer, among others. The show will air on BET on Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)
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