Maybach Music Group rapper Wale may need to start preparing an acceptance speech after losing his words following last night’s news of his Grammy Awards nomination.
Following the announcement of his “Lotus Flower Bomb” getting a nod for “Best Rap Song,” Wale tried to put words together.
“Hol up… Wtf?!!!???? This is unreal,” he tweeted Wednesday (December 5) night.
“Speechless.” (Wale’s Twitter)
A day later, the Washington, D.C.-bred emcee issued a statement on his accomplishment.
XXL got in touch with the MMG rapper to see how the news made him feel. “I was speechless when I first heard the news,” he said via e-mail. “”‘No days off’ paid off and I’m just glad I’ve got something to celebrate with my team.” (XXL Magazine)
The news even caught Rick Ross’ attention who congratulated the rap star.
“Congrats @wale on your #Grammy nomination.2013 OURS!!!,” he tweeted December 6th.
“#GFID #Grammy nominated.shit is amazing!!means so much to a young boss.” (Ricky Rozay’s Twitter)
Wale will face stiff competition courtesy of Nas, G.O.O.D. Music, Lil Wayne and more.
Best Rap Song: Nas’ “Daughetrs”, Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb”, G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy”, Lil Wayne and Drake’s “The Motto”, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas In Paris”, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s “Young, Wild & Free.” (Grammy)
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony airs Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Check out “Lotus Flower Bomb”: