Amid the many reactions to the 2021 Grammy nominations, Black Twitter called the Recording Academy out for snubbing artists like The Weeknd and Brandy. Many noticed Cardi B’s name was missing from the list of nominees, but the Bronx rapper confirmed she’s the reason why.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to Instagram Live following the announcement of the candidates for the 2021 Grammy Awards. She then explained to fans that she purposely didn’t submit “WAP” for Grammy consideration, adding she doesn’t want any of her music to be considered until her album is complete.
Cardi has received a total of eight nominations since the start of her rap career. Last year, her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, took home the award for Best Rap Album.
Despite her decision not to submit “WAP,” the song helped her win Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song at the AMAs, making her the first artist in history to win the category twice.
Every year, the Grammy nominations are met with mixed reactions from those excited to receive Grammy nods and others who feel they were snubbed. Today (Nov. 24) was no different.
Megan Thee Stallion — who was featured in the chart-topping “WAP” song — was fortunately one of the many to receive some good news when the nominations were announced. The “Body” emcee — a first time Grammy nominee — is up for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
To celebrate her Grammy nods, she announced that she is giving away money to some of her Twitter followers. “Hotties, let’s celebrate the GRAMMY nominations and my new album!!! Drop your Cash App and #GoodNewsMegan to win some $$$,” the Houston hottie tweeted.
Among the many people who thought they were robbed was Teyana Taylor who called the Grammy Awards out for failing to include women in the category for Best R&B Album. “Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,” she wrote on Twitter.