News: Fabolous Surprised By Grammy Nod For Jay-Z Collabo, "I Thought It'd Be For 'Throw It In The Bag'" [Video]
Monday, Dec 7, 2009 10:50AM
Fabolous has shared his reaction to receiving a Grammy nomination for the Jay-Z "Money Goes" collaboration and expressed his initial surprise at getting the nod.
According to F-a-b-o, he received the news after initially thinking he did not receive a Grammy nomination this year.
"I think, I'm not a 100 percent sure," Fab said about his Grammy nomination. "If I did get nominated before, I didn't win. This might be my first, I'm not sure. I was waking up this morning leaving Atlanta [when I found out]. I got the news and people were congratulating me before I knew. I was like, 'Oh wow, okay.' Somebody had hit me yesterday like, 'Yo, you didn't get nominated for a Grammy,' like they were pissed off. And I was like, 'Yo it's okay. It's motivation for me to work harder next year.' And then I woke up and I did have a nomination so it's really how it worked out. Somebody on the Grammy board liked the song and even seen the video, we shot a video for it, kinda like a viral thing, the Internet is so big now you can shoot a video...I thought it'd be for 'Throw It In The Bag' or the joint with Keri Hilson, but I'll take it how it comes you know. A nomination is a nomination and I'm always appreciative for everything I get, whether I win or not..." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
He also shared his excitement via a Twitter reaction.
"Got the news this morning I was nominated 4 a Grammy..," he wrote last week. "So I wanna take time 2 Thank the fans & anyone who supported Loso's Way!" (Fabolous' Twitter)
Nominated for "Best Rap Album of the Year," Q-Tip vowed to keep making great music.
"THANK U ALL FOR THE CONGRATULATORY GESTURES!!!," Tip wrote Thursday (December 3) via Twitter. "thank you all for the salute for the grammy nod! its all good yall with the grammies but i just wanna keep this music crazy 4 yall.. thats my focus." (Q-Tip's Twitter)
R&B singer Keri Hilson also expressed her gratitude and surprise.
"Tune into CBS right NOW!!! Grammy Nomination special!!!! LL Cool J is hosting yet performing right now," she wrote on Twitter. "OMG I just found out I'm nominated for TWO GRAMMY'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!! Best New Artist & Best Rap/Sung Collabo!! DILLIGENCE IS REWARDED. Your time will come. Keep working & improving every day, accept criticism, and never cease the fight to make ur dream reality. This process is called your story." (Keri Hilson's Twitter)
Winners in all categories of the 52nd annual event will be announced at a televised awards ceremony on Jan 31.
Check out Fabolous speaking on his Grammy nomination below: