BET's Hip-Hop Awards is one big boys club

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Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog has an astute commentary today about this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards -- and the fact that all the nominees are male. The writer finds this "truly a sad testament to the current (and glaring) lack of women in hip-hop. Even so, would it have killed the network to at least nominate British soul/rap siren Estelle for Best U.K. Hip-Hop Act? After all, she raps, she's from the U.K., and her outstanding 2008 U.S. debut CD, Shine, is the finest offering from a female rapper since Lauryn Hill's 1998 classic, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.' And what about M.I.A.? Hello, 'Paper Planes' is the jam!"

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