The music world was ignited when the 55th Annual Grammy nominations were released during the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! last night. Unfortunately, for the Barbz, Nicki Minaj received zero nominations for the upcoming annual awards show.
After three nominations at last year’s show for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album, the cyber world was booming with questions as to why Minaj was not recognized for a single award this time around. In April, the Queens rapper released her second LP Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) . Singles like “Starships,” Beez in the Trap,” and “Pound the Alarm,” all Billboard 200 chart toppers, went unacknowledged by the Recording Academy.
Perhaps voters had enough when she showed up on the red carpet with a Vatican, looking like she raided Little Red Riding Hood’s closet, and performed the exorcism-themed “Roman Holiday.”
Or, maybe it was her commercial music and mainstream dive. Either way, sadly, Minaj lost.
The Young Money rapper has been quiet about her Grammy neglect but her die hard fans, are putting up a fight for her. Her co-manager, Cortez Bryant, had something to say about it too, tweeting, “Congrats to @LilTunechi and @Drake and @Hit_Boy on their Grammy Noms butttt they was on some bullsh-t for not nominating @NICKIMINAJ.”
Click below and peep what the Barbz had to say.
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