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

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

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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Stylin' and Profilin' - Rocsi Diaz at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (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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Camera Ready - Astro in the green room at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (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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Pearly Whites - Diggy Simmons at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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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Melanie Fiona - Melanie Fiona performs at 106 & Park, May 22, 2012. (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)