SOHH Whatcha Think: VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Grammy Show Encore + Jay-Z & Kanye Skip Grammys?!
Monday, Feb 13, 2012 7:05AM
The Grammy Awards went down last night and aside from a few creepy moments, odd wins and a Whitney Houston tribute, it was business as usual. Well, except for the fact that two of music's biggest personalities, Jay-Z and Kanye West, were absent from the evenings proceedings.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.]
At first I figured Hov might have skipped the show because he was at the crib with the baby, but then it occurred to me that he wasn't there last year, either. Jigga has always been critical of the Grammys, saying they seem to rap less love than other genres.
"I am boycotting the Grammys because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked," he said in 2002. "Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it; but if we go on a world tour, no one knows.(MTV)
I'd have to say I'm inclined to agree: But then, I'm not a huge fan of the Grammys anyway. They're too long and boring. Plus some of the categories don't make a lot of sense. An artist can release their debut album in 2008 and still win Best New Artist. Then an artist can win both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Cray.
In the end, Yeezy - also a no show - cleaned up: Ya boy racked up four wins last night. Not too shabby, Ye.
Our question of the day: How much weight do you put into the Grammy Awards? Do you think the categories, like Best New Artist are fair?
Last night, millions of viewers watched in awe as Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj completed her internship with The Illuminati. Kidding. But seriously, that performance was creepy. You know Beyonce covered Blue Ivy's eyes when Nicki started levitating.
Was there a message in the performance, or her Grammy attire for that matter? Over the top outfits can get old, too. Nicki has become like that attention-seeking child that does sh*t just to be noticed: After a while, nothing they do is shocking because their "weirdness" becomes expected. If Nicki truly wanted to surprise everyone, she should have came through in something normal.
If you missed her performance last night, here it is:
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]