Here’s Your Cheat Sheet For This Year’s VMA Nominees For Best Hip Hop Video

Adam Fleischer,
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What’s the best hip-hop video of the last year?

Now that the VMA nominations have been announced, and voting is open, it’s up to you to decide: Is it Fetty Wap’s breakout “Trap Queen,” Nicki Minaj’s jaw-dropping “Anaconda,” Big Sean’s sports-themed “I Don’t F–k With You,” Wiz Khalifa’s emotional “See You Again,” or Kendrick Lamar’s powerful “Alright”?

Each of the videos is awesome in its own right — obviously, since they got nominated and all. But how do they stack up against one another when it comes to the stats? You know, the important stuff, like YouTube views, amount of drool Drake emitted, Kanye West’s coaching record and plenty more.

Here they are, by the numbers (in chronological order of original release date).

Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”

Pies Cooked in the Kitchen With His Baby: 1
Oven Mits Used To Handle Said Pie: 2
Phones on the Table: 5
Phone Chargers Plugged in Next to the Table: 1
Relationship Goals Attained: All of them
Video Length: 4:04
Release Date: 8/7/2014
YouTube Views: 165,217,241
YouTube Likes: 831,191
YouTube Dislikes: 51,927
YouTube Comments: 60,885
Notable YouTube Comment: “Get me some toast because this song is my jam!!!”

Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”

Bananas: 35
Pounds of Drake’s Drool Dropped on the Floor: 18
Nicki’s Outfits: 9
Official Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” Workout DVDs That Should Have Come Out by Now: 2
Anacondas That Want Some After Watching the Video: All of them
Video Length: 4:49
Release Date: 8/19/2014
YouTube Views: 487,927,390
YouTube Likes: 2,030,264
YouTube Dislikes: 987,004
YouTube Comments: 450,640
Notable YouTube Comment: “I’ve always asked myself how she sleeps with that enormous thing…”

Big Sean featuring E-40 “I Don’t F–k With You”

Kanye’s Coaching Record: 1-0
Breasts Signed By Big Sean: 1
Big Sean’s 40-Yard Dash Time: 5.26
DJ Mustard’s Projected Draft Stock After Scoring Game-Winning TD:Early 2nd Round
F–ks Given For You: 0
Video Length: 5:47
Release Date: 11/6/2014
YouTube Views: 75,619,897
YouTube Likes: 510,350
YouTube Dislikes: 27,968
YouTube Comments: 31,470
Notable YouTube Comment: “I lost my virginity to this, ironic right.”

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Cars: 44
Times Paul Walker Is Shown: 20
“Fast and the Furious” Movies You’ll Want to See After Watching the Video: 7
Artists in the Video With No. 1 Albums on Billboard: 3 (Wiz, Tyrese and Ludacris)
Tears shed: All of them
Video Length: 3:57
Release Date: 4/6/2015
YouTube Views: 701,470,654
YouTube Likes: 5,580,373
YouTube Dislikes: 121,547
YouTube Comments: 323,728
Notable YouTube Comment: “On the last day of primary school this song made everyone cry because loads of best friends were being split up by gettin’ into different schools.”

Kendrick Lamar “Alright”

New Kendrick Verses Debuted: 1
Scenes Where Kendrick Floats: 7
Boomboxes Used As Backdrop For Dancers: Over 40
Cops Holding Up Kendrick and Black Hippy in a Car: 4
Who’s Gon’ Be Alright: All of us
Video Length: 6:54
Release Date: 6/30/2015
YouTube Views: 10,118,275
YouTube Likes: 146,167
YouTube Dislikes: 5,643
YouTube Comments: 16,260
Notable YouTube Comment: “Woooooooooooooooooo Wow-Za that’s amazing! Kendrick Lamar floating in mid-air? Oh yeah, everything is gonna be alright from that on! #Cool #SuperAwesome”

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater at 9 p.m. ET, on Sunday, August 30.