Nicki Minaj Slams Grammy Awards, Tells Fans To 'Never Forget' When She Was Snubbed
Written by Black Voices on November 24, 2020
Pound the alarm: Nicki Minaj went after the Grammy Awards.
The 37-year-old rapper slammed the award present on Tuesday after nominations have been introduced for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021.
Referencing her nomination for Greatest New Artist in 2012, Minaj denounced the Grammys for snubbing her that 12 months and honoring fellow nominee Bon Iver as a substitute.
“Always remember,” wrote Minaj, citing her seven simultaneous songs on the Billboard charts as proof of why she ought to’ve received that 12 months. She referred to as the indie people band headed by white frontman Justin Vernon “the white man Bon Iver.”
Along with her Greatest New Artist nomination in 2012, Minaj’s album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” had been nominated for Greatest Rap Album and her single “Second four Life,” that includes Drake, had been nominated for Greatest Rap Efficiency.
Regardless of having been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards in her profession up to now and being the highest-ranked feminine rapper on Billboard’s listing of the highest artists of the 2010s, Minaj has but to win a single Grammy.
The Grammy Awards have been accused of racism for not honoring artists of colour to the identical diploma as white artists. Notably, within the present’s six-decade historical past, solely 11 Black artists have received Album of the 12 months — Michael Jackson, Stevie Marvel, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones and Bruno Mars.
Earlier this 12 months, upon profitable the award for Greatest Rap Album, Tyler the Creator referred to as out the Recording Academy for relegating Black artists to the rap or city classes.
“I’m half and half on it. On one facet, I’m very grateful that what I make will be acknowledged in a world like this, but in addition it sucks that every time we — and I imply guys that appear to be me — do something that’s genre-bending, they at all times put it within the rap or city class,” he stated in a press release to the press. “I don’t like that ‘city’ phrase, it’s only a politically right option to say the ‘n’ phrase to me.”
He went on to name the rap nomination “a backhanded praise.”
Bon Iver has not responded publicly to Minaj’s tweet. HuffPost has reached out to the band and the Recording Academy for remark.
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