BET Awards nominate Lecrae for Best Gospel/Inspirational artist of 2016
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 an extremely 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 Gospel Artist in 2005 but lost to Donnie McClurkin.
For Lecrae to win his second BET Award, he must receive the nod over Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs.
“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” BET’s President of Programming Stephen Hill said.
The 2016 BET Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26.