Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has addressed her publicized Grammy Awards 2013 nomination snub despite dropping two albums and handfuls of singles last year.
In Nicki’s perspective, she has enough awards and accolades to hold her over until next year.
“I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she said with a laugh. “I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I’m selling out arenas in London, and when I’m in Australia and Japan, there aren’t any Grammys there,” she said. “There are human beings who I’ve touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that’s what my career is based on.” (Associated Press)
She also noted her relatively short stint in the mainstream for helping get over the snub.
“You do feel good when you get awards and accolades. Maybe if I had been doing this for 10 years and I thought like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve put out 10 albums’ — maybe it would have hurt my feelings. But I still feel so new that it’s like, ‘Charge it to the game,'” she said. “It’s part of the game.” (Associated Press)
Last month, Nicki’s manager Cortez Bryant publicly revealed his issues with the Young Money starlet not getting Grammy love.
“Congrats to @LilTunechi and @Drake and @Hit_Boy on their Grammy Noms butttt……,” he tweeted Thursday (December 6).
“They was on some bullsh*t for not nominating @NICKIMINAJ” (Cortez Bryant’s Twitter)
Last year, Nicki sparked an uproar over her televised Grammy Awards performance.
Those who tuned in for Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance experienced a wave of emotion: First they were confused, then amused and then just plain angry. There was fire and a man dressed like the pope. Minaj levitated. Then, an exorcism. Viewers stared at their TVs, slack-jawed and unsure of what exactly they were watching. The religious response to Minaj’s performance will surely be furious — the Catholic League is likely firing up its angriest press release yet — but fans’ reactions were fast and frank. They had no idea what sort of spectacle they had just witnessed, but few of them liked it. (Washington Post)