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Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown are confirmed as the first two performers who will appear at this years BET Awards.

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The nominees for the 2012 BET Awards were unveiled Tuesday and leading the way with seven nominations is Kanye West. Beyonce followed with six nominations, while her husband Jay-Z received five noms.

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson succeeds Kevin Hart as this year’s host.

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Who do you want to see perform at this year’s show?

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