Cardi B leads MTV VMA nods with 10; Beyonce, Jay-Z nab 8
NEW YORK (AP) — The year of Cardi B continues — this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations.
MTV announced Monday that the white-hot rapper is the most nominated act at this year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.
Five of Cardi B's nominations are thanks to her collaboration with Bruno Mars on the upbeat anthem, "Finesse (Remix)." The song's video, inspired by '90s sketch comedy series "In Living Color," will compete for video of the year along with Childish Gambino's "This Is America," Drake's "God's Plan," Beyonce and Jay-Z's "Apes**t," Camila Cabello's "Havana" and Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry."
Beyonce and Jay-Z — who recently released a collaborative album as The Carters — are nominated for eight awards with "Apes**t," which was filmed at the Louvre museum in Paris.
Gambino's "This Is America," which tackles racism and gun violence, earned him seven nominations. Drake, who gave away $1 million dollars to Miami residents in his "God's Plan" clip, also scored seven nods.
Mars, who has six nominations, is up for artist of the year alongside Cardi B, Drake, Post Malone, Cabello and Grande.
Taylor Swift was shut out of the major categories, but did nab three nominations for technical awards: Her No. 1 hit, "Look What You