Best Quotes From BET Awards Nominees

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  • Rihanna
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Chris Brown
  • Drake
  • Lil' Wayne
  • Idris Elba
  • Kevin Hart
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Wizkid
  • LeBron James
  • Willow Smith
  • Big Sean
  • Kanye West

Jay-Z

"Hip hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don't think it's given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I'm going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations." Jay-Z in Men's Health in 2009

(Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke)