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The 2017 MTV VMA Awards are around the corner, and the nominations have been revealed! This year is unique, as they have taken away gender specifications and have men and women up against each other for “best new artist,” “artist of the year,” and the other major categories. Artists who could win big include Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Bruno Mars, Migos and more.

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With the removal of gendered categories, the competition is even stiffer with so many great artists up against each other. So who could take home the win? Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Hip-Hop Spot on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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