Since the release of the Grammys 63rd nomination list for 2021, the organizers of the Grammys awards have been on a hot seat from top musicians in the world, the likes of Nicki Minaj, The Weekend, Teyana Taylor, and Justin Bieber.
The nomination list was released on Tuesday, November 24, and the organizers seem to have stepped on the toes of few celebrities, who felt cheated in one way or the other, and some whose songs or album was placed in the wrong categories.
Here are few celebrities who have an issue with the Grammys.
Upon the release of the Grammy nomination list for 2021, Nicki Minaj felt it was high time she let go of the pain she has felt for so long from the organizers of the awards, as she took to her Twitter account slamming the Grammys for mixing things up, especially when they gave her award best new artist to someone else way back in 2012.
The new mother of one, who felt she was cheated of the award poured out her heart in a recent tweet. She wrote:
“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 wrote to her 21 million followers. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday.”
the weekend is another artist that has called out the Grammys, accusing them of being corrupt, that they owe him, his fans, and the industry transparency, as he was snubbed as he didn’t receive any nominations for the 2021 Grammys awards which were announced November 24. He twitted:
“The Grammys remain corrupt You owe me, my fans, and the industry transparency…”
it is alleged that the grammy and the weekend’s team have been in communication, as the weekend is supposed to be performing live at the Grammys 2021 as well as the super bowl halftime show, this communication is said to have been going on for over a month now, but upon the release of the Grammys 2021 nomination list and the weekend’s name is not nominated at all in any category, that can only mean one thing, that he was truly snubbed.
The American singer and dancer Teyana is another artist that has a bone a pick with the Grammys awards, as she has an issue with the Grammys nominating just males for the best r&b album of the year category.
The best r&b category includes musicians such as john legend, Giveon, Gregory porter, and ant Clemons, which obviously Teyana has an issue with as she twitted:
“Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,”
Justin Bieber has also come out to complain about his Grammy nominations saying he was nominated in the wrong category.
The 26 years old was nominated for 4 different categories, “yummy” for the best pop duo, “intentions” for group performance, “changes” for the best pop vocal album, and finally best country duo/group performance for his “10,000 hours” collaboration with dan and shay.
Justin before filing his complaint was grateful for being recognized and nominated and later went on to correct the nomination category saying his album is R&B and not POP.
He shared a post on Instagram saying:
“To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry,” the post began, “I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes were and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me.”
“I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound. For this not to be put in that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B Album!”
“To be clear I absolutely love pop music it just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honored to be nominated either way,” he added.
“Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em,” Bieber captioned his statement. “Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms.”