There has been plenty of controversy in the rap world when it comes to the Grammy Awards. Several superstars including Drake and others have spoken out vehemently against the legitimacy of the once-prestigious ceremony. A new generation of rappers are starting their careers in a world where the awards mean very little.
One of those up-and-coming stars is Roddy Ricch. His debut album hit #1 on the Billboard 200. He quickly became a household name. Even though his latest album isn’t selling as well as he hoped, Roddy is an influential voice in the game. Fans can also count him among those who have a distaste for the Grammys.
Roddy recently appeared on Kevin Durant’s The ETCs Podcast. There, he talked about the Grammy snubs of Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Baby. He said they’re among the most popular artists in rap. Ricch doesn’t understand how they couldn’t be nominated.
“I feel like it’s more for sure more a collaboration because we run into each other more. But I feel like everybody got their own lane, everybody got their thing they do, you know what I’m saying? Uzi is like, like when I was talking to the Grammy’s ‘Y’all aint nominate Uzi for [Best Rap Album],’ I was tripping on them.
Even like Lil Baby, y’all ain’t nominate Lil Baby? Like I’m tripping, cause it’s like everybody got their own lane, and it should be spoken about, talked about more because I feel like the n*ggas now that’s doing sh*t like, no disrespect, we really breaking barriers.”
The number of rappers who have expressed anti-Grammy sentiment is growing. Some have suggested forming a new alternate awards show. For Roddy Ricch and his generation, the Grammys mean next to nothing.
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