Snoop Dogg called out the Recording Academy on Instagram, Monday, for his lack of success at the Grammys. He shared a list of the rappers with the five most wins: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Pharrell. He then complained about having yet to win a single Grammy.
“Snoop dogg. 20 nominations. 0 wins,” Snoop captioned the list. Snoop currently holds the most nominations for a winless rapper. Other artists in the same boat include 2Pac, Biggie, Nicki Minaj, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, and Pusha T. Snoop has received nominations for Album of the Year twice. Once came for his contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. Another came for his work on Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. His 2014 album, Reincarnated, was also up for Best Reggae Album.
Despite being the most decorated hip-hop artist in Grammys history, Jay-Z has had plenty of issues with the Recording Academy over the years. He even dissed the Grammys on his and Beyoncé‘s Everything Is Love track, “Apeshit.” He rapped, “Tell the Grammy’s fuck that 0 for eight shit.” His album 4:44 had just gone winless at the Grammys. Jay-Z reflected on the Grammys‘ problems during an interview for Tidal on Monday. He also discussed his reaction to Beyoncé losing Album of the Year.
“The truth is, we grew up wanting to be on the Grammys, and it was our goal. We just want them to get it right. That’s what we want. Obviously it’s music and it’s all subjective, but you got to be in the ballpark. That’s all we want. We just want them to get it right because we love it so much,” he said. “For the culture, I love this shit so much I want them to get it right. I want to experience those moments when it’s the culmination of when Michael popped off. That moment left an indelible mark on us forever.” Check out Snoop Dogg’s post on Instagram tomorrow.
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