Buzz Bites (9/13/12): Kanye West Receives 17 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Kanye West nabs 17 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations.

+ The BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations were announced yesterday, and Kanye West has been nominated for 17 of them, earning the most by far. The show airs Oct. 9. (Billboard)

+ Fashion forward Adam Lambert knows how to rock New York Fashion Week. He was spotted around New York City's fashion shows in not one outfit, but three different ensembles in the same day. Also, he's sporting some fine silver hair. (MTV Style)

+ Speaking of fashionistas, Florence + the Machine's Florence Welch is preparing for her next European and U.S. tours, and she's tapped Gucci for the second time to design clothing for her performances. (MTV Style)

+ If you're wondering whether or not Jennifer Lopez has slowed things down since vacating her "American Idol" judge chair, she has not. She recently joined network NuvoTV, where she's signed on as co-owner and creative executive. (Just Jared)

DMX was a guest on "RapFix Live" yesterday, and he opened up about his strained relationship with his mother. They have now reconciled, but it's been an emotional ride. Watch a clip from the show. (MTV News)

+ The Barclaycard Mercury Prize short list was announced yesterday. The prize is awarded to the best British album from the past year, according to British music critics and music industry voters. Nominees include Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware, and others. (Pitchfork)

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