Nicki Minaj Criticized Grammys For Recategorizing Her Music

“Tremendous Freaky Woman” will compete in pop classes on the 2023 Grammy Awards, and Nicki Minaj just isn’t completely satisfied about it. The artist submitted the music to the rap class, however the Recording Academy mentioned the sampling of “Tremendous Freak” by Rick James meant it is designated as pop. In a collection of social media posts on Oct. 13, Minaj criticized the committee for “shifting the purpose put up,” mentioning the truth that this choice does not align with the best way the award present has categorized songs prior to now. The Recording Academy didn’t instantly reply to’s request for remark.

The rapper first retweeted a fan account that mentioned, “Let’s additionally speak about how ‘Cannot Contact This’ by MC Hammer (which additionally samples ‘Tremendous Freak’ by Rick James) was nominated for RAP classes on the Grammys.” Minaj added, “Unbelievable.”

That very same day, Minaj shared further ideas and scrutiny on Instagram. “If ‘Tremendous Freaky Woman’ is a pop music . . . what style is ‘Massive Vitality’?” Minaj says in her Instagram video captioned “Pricey Grammys.” Minaj was referring to the Latto music that samples Tom Tom Membership’s 1981 single, “Genius Of Love,” which Mariah Carey additionally sampled in her well-known music “Fantasy.” Regardless of sampling from the same style as Minaj, Latto’s music stays within the rap class.

Within the 17-minute-long video, Minaj cited songs like “Say So” by Doja Cat and “Hotline Bling” by Drake, which Minaj claims sway extra pop than her music and nonetheless competed as rap. “I’ve no prob being moved out the RAP class so long as we r ALL being handled FAIRLY,” she tweeted. “If SFG has 2B moved out RAP then so does Massive Vitality!”

The Recording Academy has but to touch upon the choice. The 2023 Grammy nominations can be introduced on Nov. 15, with the award present happening on Feb. 5, 2023.

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