LIL' KIM, who has been nominated for best female hip-hop artist, believes the awards also highlight the importance of women in music.
She says, "When you're a female you do have to prove yourself, unfortunately. I feel like women are coming up and I thank God that we're able to be recognised for our talent in this game and not just for our bodies."
The ceremony will take place on 24 June (03) at the KODAK THEATER in Hollywood, California.
The list of music nominees in full:
BEST MALE R'n'B ARTIST
BEST FEMALE R'n'B ARTIST
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Work It - Missy Elliott
Love of My Life - Erykah Badu/Common
Girlfriend - B2K
Hot in Herre - Nelly
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
BEST NEW ARTIST
Dilemma - Nelly featuring Kelly
03 Bonnie + Clyde - Jay-Z featuring Beyonce
Gossip Folks - Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris + Ms Jade
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams
Love Of My Life - Erykah Badu featuring Common18/05/2003 21:04