Exclusive Access: BET Awards Nomination Special on 106 & Park

BET Awards Nomination Special

All Black Everything - Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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All Black Everything - Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

A$AP Rocky - It's ironic: A$AP Rocky says he's sleeping on the City That Never Sleeps, even though that's where he, um, rests his head. Pretty Flacko could explain it better himself: "I just don't like modern New York hip hop," he said in an interview last year. "I liked Dipset, I liked G-Unit ? I liked all that sh*t in [that] era. I'm just saying now, today, I don't really f*** with a lot of New York rappers. There's a few that I think is cool but that's about it. Not to say I don't f*** with it but I choose not to listen to it on my own time." (Photo: John Ricard / BET).

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A$AP Rocky - It's ironic: A$AP Rocky says he's sleeping on the City That Never Sleeps, even though that's where he, um, rests his head. Pretty Flacko could explain it better himself: "I just don't like modern New York hip hop," he said in an interview last year. "I liked Dipset, I liked G-Unit ? I liked all that sh*t in [that] era. I'm just saying now, today, I don't really f*** with a lot of New York rappers. There's a few that I think is cool but that's about it. Not to say I don't f*** with it but I choose not to listen to it on my own time." (Photo: John Ricard / BET).

Harlems Finest - A$AP Rocky performs "Peso" at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Harlems Finest - A$AP Rocky performs "Peso" at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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A$AP Performing "Pe$o" - A$AP Rocky performs "Peso" at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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A$AP Performing "Pe$o" - A$AP Rocky performs "Peso" at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Giving 106 the Nitty Gritty - A$AP Rocky with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Giving 106 the Nitty Gritty - A$AP Rocky with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Swaggggg - A$AP Rocky at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Swaggggg - A$AP Rocky at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

B.I.G. Sean! - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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B.I.G. Sean! - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Big Sean Announces the Nominees - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Big Sean Announces the Nominees - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

BIG Baby - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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BIG Baby - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Platform Lifestyle - Great little black dress with an even better black heel coupled with a white platform on the shoe. Work!(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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Platform Lifestyle - Great little black dress with an even better black heel coupled with a white platform on the shoe. Work!(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Rocsi Glam - Rocsi Diaz at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Rocsi Glam - Rocsi Diaz at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Color Blocking Platforms - Rocsi Diaz at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Color Blocking Platforms - Rocsi Diaz at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Camo Is In! - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Camo Is In! - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

A Smile Worth a Million Bucks - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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A Smile Worth a Million Bucks - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Come on, Sean! - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Come on, Sean! - Big Sean with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Boi! He Does It - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Boi! He Does It - Big Sean at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Astro Getting Ready - Production meeting for Astro in the green room at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Astro Getting Ready - Production meeting for Astro in the green room at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Astro - "KONY" - Don't be fooled by his age, Brooklyn native Astro dropped some "old-man wisdom" here. The teen rapper's "KONY" reaction to the"Control" verse is out of loyalty to NYC. Over a Statick Selektah beat, Astro scolds Lamar, and warns him to "be cautious" of disrespecting the "home of legends." Then he flips it, and turns on his hometown for basically letting a West Coast rapper take the rap crown. (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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Astro - "KONY" - Don't be fooled by his age, Brooklyn native Astro dropped some "old-man wisdom" here. The teen rapper's "KONY" reaction to the"Control" verse is out of loyalty to NYC. Over a Statick Selektah beat, Astro scolds Lamar, and warns him to "be cautious" of disrespecting the "home of legends." Then he flips it, and turns on his hometown for basically letting a West Coast rapper take the rap crown. (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Astro - Astro with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Astro - Astro with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Astro Clownin' - Astro at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Astro Clownin' - Astro at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Diggy Lookin' Good - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Diggy Lookin' Good - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Go Diggy - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Go Diggy - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Sneaker Zoom - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Sneaker Zoom - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Ready for His Close-Up - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Ready for His Close-Up - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

A Little Conversation - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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A Little Conversation - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

1. Diggy Is a Jetsetter - He marches to the beat of his own drum and works tirelessly to make his dreams come true! (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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1. Diggy Is a Jetsetter - He marches to the beat of his own drum and works tirelessly to make his dreams come true! (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bashful - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Bashful - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Diggy Does It for the Fans - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Diggy Does It for the Fans - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Diggy, Do Your Thang! - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Diggy, Do Your Thang! - Diggy Simmons with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Star Power - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Spread the Love - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Spread the Love - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Mindless Behavior - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Mindless Behavior - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Cuties - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Cuties - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

The Summer Is Waiting for MB - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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The Summer Is Waiting for MB - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

The Only Boy Band That Matters - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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The Only Boy Band That Matters - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Swagged Out - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Swagged Out - Mindless Behavior at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

We Run This - Mindless Behavior with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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We Run This - Mindless Behavior with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Frankie Beverly - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Frankie Beverly - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Two-Step - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Two-Step - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

"Before I Let Go!" - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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"Before I Let Go!" - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

One Cool Dude - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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One Cool Dude - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Tell Me About It - Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz with Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Tell Me About It - Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz with Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Legendary - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Legendary - Frankie Beverly at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Classic - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Classic - Frankie Beverly with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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August 11, 2011, "4 AM" - After setting off her sophomore effort, The MF Life, with the lovelorn single "Gone and Never Coming Back," Fiona?s heart bled on the smoldering love ballad "4 AM." The Rico Love-produced cut peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart.(photo: John Ricard / BET) 

"4 AM" - Melanie Fiona performs at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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"4 AM" - Melanie Fiona performs at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Sing It, Girl! - Melanie Fiona performs at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Sing It, Girl! - Melanie Fiona performs at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

At Home at 106! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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At Home at 106! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Shout Out to the Fans! - Melanie Fiona at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Shout Out to the Fans! - Melanie Fiona at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Choppin' It Up! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Choppin' It Up! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Pose for the Camera! - Melanie Fiona at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Pose for the Camera! - Melanie Fiona at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

We Are Family! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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We Are Family! - Melanie Fiona with Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)