Nicki Minaj has lots of time this year. Minaj recently had an outburst against the Grammys, which sparked a full-fledged Twitter argument with Latto. But it seems like it was a bit exaggerated.
The Young Money star criticized the Recording Academy last week after they nominated her Rick James-sampling song “Super Freaky Girl” for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2023 Grammys rather than rap categories.
Nicki demanded “fair” treatment, arguing that Latto’s “Big Energy,” which also has a big ’80s pop sample, should be moved into the pop categories as well. This argument started an extremely stretched-out and nasty back-and-forth between the two rappers.
According to Variety, Nicki Minaj hasn’t been fully disqualified from the rap categories at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Despite the controversy surrounding “Super Freaky Girl,” the Queen rapper is still listed on the ballot for Best Rap Performance for the song she collaborated on with Lil Baby, “Do We Have a Problem?”
Compared to the more pop-oriented “Super Freaky Girl,” the Grammys’ rap panel apparently thought that this song was more accurately described as Hip Hop. The song “Do We Have a Problem?” still made a significant impact, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and going gold in less than three months, even though it hasn’t had the same chart-topping and record-breaking success as “Super Freaky Girl.” Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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