Nicki Minaj Calls The Grammys Racist For Snubbing “Pink Friday”

Nicki Minaj is sounding off on the Grammys on nominations day.

In a rant on Tuesday, the Trinidadian-born rapper said the Grammys chose to instead recognize a White man. It seems she is reflecting on her career over the last decade as a female rapper. The post made on Twitter said, “Never forget the Grammy’s 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. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.” She ended the rant with the hashtag #PinkFriday.

Bon Iver is a Wisconsin Indie rock band that ended up taking the Best New Artist award in 2012. Both the band and Nicki Minaj appeared on Kanye West’s rap hit “Monster.” The other nominees for the award were J.Cole, The Band Perry, and Skrillex.

Back then, MTV reported that the band’s lead Justin Vernon “uncomfortably accepted the award in front of the many talented musicians who filled the Staples Center for the award ceremony. Nicki Minaj was heavily favored to win the award for her Pink Friday album, which resulted in Minaj moving from ma mixtape rapper to a global superstar. Bon Iver themselves recorded success as well with their album Bon Iver earning #1 Billboard Rock album and #2 album in the country overall.

This year the the Recording Academy came under heavy scrutiny amid accusations of racism. A University of Pennsylvania Professor of Journalism and African Studies, John Vilanova, in his doctoral dissertation, found that black artists get shut out of the Grammy’s. They rarely get the top honors even though they do get the small honors. His study found “black artists regularly win categories that are considered black music like Rap or R&B, but do less well in the general fields.- album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist.”

Sean “P Diddy” Combs at a Clive Davis pre-Grammys party in January 2020 called out the Grammys for being racist and said he gave them 365 days to fix it.

Now with Nicki Minaj saying she was passed over in spite of having more billboard hits and claiming to be a victim of the racist Grammy committee’s exclusion, it is left to be seen if the Grammys will respond or change their tactic at the next award ceremony. Nicki Minaj has been blackballed by the Grammys for a few years now.

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. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020

We ain’t forget Queen pic.twitter.com/mDvPlqI9xV

— PoufiaSSe / Pink Era ?? (@UnBarb_) November 24, 2020

Nicky Minaj Bags 2 AMAs For Favorite Hip Hop Artist & Favorite Song

Nicki Minaj picks up two major AMAs trophies despite being snubbed from the Grammys.

Nicki Minaj is keeping the pressure on her rivals, copping two awards at the American Music Awards. Her win is as favourite female artist for Rap/ Hip-Hop and favorite song in the Latin category. In a post on Instagram announcing the win on Monday, she said “best female Hip Hop and best Latin song ‘TUSA’ w|@karolG!! The barbz keeping they foot on yall neck chile.”

She added that her fans know how to “rock the VOTE. Lol. I love you guys so much.”

In a video she posted she said “we want to say thank you to the AMA’s and my fans. You guys are always voting and loving me, I love you back, I’m obsessed with you guys…We love and appreciate you and we can’t wait to share everything we’re doing behind the scenes next year.”

The New York based rapper who recently gave birth in October, has been keeping a low profile and only emerged this week to promote her Pink Friday album on its 10th anniversary. Her album reentered this week’s Billboard 200 on its milestone as fans and newer fans rush after her music.

She’s also posted several images of her alongside her husband but there’s no sight of the new baby which fans wait with bated breath to be introduced to.

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Nicki Minaj to Host 10-Year Anniversary Virtual Party for “Pink Friday” Album

Nicki Minaj will hosting a virtual party for the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Pink Friday.

It is hard to believe it has been a full decade since Nicki Minaj dropped her hit album, Pink Friday, especially considering that most Nicki fans can still rap every lyric as if they have kept the project on rotation this entire time. But here we are, ten years later, and Nicki is continuing to give her fans a reason to celebrate one of her biggest achievements. Taking to Twitter to remind everyone that the album’s anniversary is fast approaching, Minaj wrote, “Barbz, Friday is the 10 year anniversary of Pink Friday. Get your outfits ready for the virtual celebration.”

Nicki fans went crazy over the announcement, apparently starting the celebration early, which prompted Minaj to add another tweet, saying, “Ummm barbz why yall starting the celebration already? It starts tmrw night. I’m not even dressed yet. Go to bed.”

Barbz, Friday is the 10 year anniversary of Pink Friday. ?? get your outfits ready for the virtual celebration. ?

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 19, 2020

Ummm barbz why yall starting the celebration already? It starts tmrw night. I’m not even dressed yet. Go to bed ??

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 19, 2020

The enthusiastic reaction to news of an album anniversary party is understandable considering the project earned Nicki her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as well as multiple Grammy nominations. While Nicki had been making waves with her mixtapes before Pink Friday’s release, the studio album is what really put her on the map as one of the best rappers in the game.

Fans are also hoping that a celebration for her landmark album might lead to news of an upcoming project, considering the Queens superstar hasn’t dropped a full-length album since 2018’s Queen. She has stayed plenty busy over the last two years, though, recording features for other artists while managing to get married and give birth to her first child, a little boy, born in October of this year.

For now, fans will have to make do with a stroll down memory lane during this mysterious virtual celebration, and perhaps Nicki will grace us all with news of her next big drop.