Drake and Rihanna Lead 2012 MTV Video Music Award Nominees

It looks like alleged lovers Drake and Rihanna share more in common than a sometime turbulent relationship with Chris Brown.

The nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Award were announced early Tuesday — and the Bajan pop tart and her singing/rapping counterpart lead with five noms each. Katy Perry is right behind them with four nominations. Meanwhile, Chris Brown will go up against Drake, Justin Bieber, Usher and Frank Ocean in the Best Male Video category.

The MTV Video Music Award, featuring performances from Alicia Keys and others, will air live from Los Angeles on Sept. 6