May 14, 2014 11:32 am

Toronto’s Drake, Director X get BET Awards nominations

Drake, pictured in 2010.

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TORONTO — Canadian rap star Drake nabbed three nominations for this year’s BET Awards, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

The Toronto-born superstar is up against Future, J Cole, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar in the category.

Drake’s “Worst Behavior” is nominated for Video of the Year and he got a nod in the Best Collaboration category for “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” featuring Majid Jordan.

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Also nominated for Best Collaboration is Robin Thicke for “Blurred Lines,” his hit with T.I. and Pharrell Williams.

Toronto’s Julien Christian Lutz, better known as Director X, is nominated for a BET Award in the Best Video Director category. He helmed Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” and “Worst Behavior.”

In the running for Best Movie is the Toronto-shot The Best Man Holiday.

The BET Awards will be handed out June 29.

BELOW: Watch the video for Drake’s “Worst Behavior” and “Started From The Bottom.” (Warning: Contains explicit language.)

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