Most of the time the Grammys underestimate the impact of hip hop when giving out nominations and awards. With the 2021 Grammys nominations falling on Tuesday, Nicki Minaj thought it was a perfect time to remind people that the Recording Academy can be wrong.
Remember, the Grammys didn’t give me my Best New Artist award when I chartered 7 songs at once on a billboard in the first week and was taller than any female rapper in the past decade. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #Pink Friday
– Ms. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020
“Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my Best New Artist award when I chartered 7 songs at once on a billboard in the first week and was taller than any other rapper in the last decade – and inspired a generation,” Nicki tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.”
This comes, the Grammys ignored Lil Baby’s double platinum album – the first artist in 2020 to do so – and Roddy Ricch’s Please excuse me for being anti-social (another double platinum project). Although it is evident that the pulse of culture is not reflected in the Grammys, people were still puzzled by these overlooks.
LOL @ the Rap Grammy nominations …. the industry hates LIL baby.
– DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) November 24, 2020
Roddy Ricch album was not nominated. Damn Grammy sucks. This album is one of the biggest this year.
– DON DADA (@ruddeyyy) November 24, 2020
Bruh, who makes those “Grammy nominations,” shouldn’t exclude Lil Baby and Roddy Ricch from rap album of the year
– TaySmitty00 (@Tplusha) November 24, 2020
How did Lil Baby not get a Grammy nomination for Rap Album of the Year? Or Roddy Ricch?
– DaddyV (@mattyV_BOSS) November 24, 2020
BUT HOW THE FUCKING DON’T INCLUDE RODDY RICCH AND LIL BABY IN THE BEST RAP ALBUM CATEGORY ?!
– approximately: empty (@amalwtf) November 24, 2020
That outrage led Nicki to urge people not to use this award to validate themselves for being able to change the world without one.
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