The 28-year-old singer leads this year's awards - which will be held on February 15 - with the most nods and wants to take them all home so he can make a statement for hip-hop "culture.
Asked about his staggering number of nominations, he said: "I want all of them. Because it's not only a statement for myself, but it's a statement for the culture. They're all important, because of the foundation the forefathers laid before me. Nas didn't get a chance to be in that position. 2 Pac. ...
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