After the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to remind her fans how they snubbed her eight years ago.
“Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my Best New Artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on Billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade — went on to inspire a generation,” she tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday.”
During the 2012 Grammy Awards, the “Beez In The Trap” emcee and other nominees — including Skrillex, J. Cole and The Band Perry — lost the award for Best New Artist to indie folk band, Bon Iver.
In total, Nicki has been nominated for a Grammy award 10 ten times, but she has not won any of the nominations.
Back in 2019, Mrs. Petty took to Twitter to reveal to her fans that she was “bullied” into staying quiet about her multiple Grammy snubs over the years. “I pissed off the same man Ariana [Grande] just called out for lying,” she tweeted. “Grammy producer KEN. I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio. They deserve the truth. Also, CONGRATS to everyone who won last night.”
Nicki isn’t the only artist who has an issue with the Grammys. On Tuesday (Nov. 24), Teyana Taylor slammed the Recording Academy for only having male artists nominated in the Best R&B Album category.
“Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,” the “Gonna Love Me” singer tweeted. John Legend, Luke James, Ant Clemons, Giveon and Gregory Porter were the five men who were nominated.
Check out Nicki’s tweet below.
Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020