Fat Joe is a well-known New York City rapper, thus his opinions carry some weight. With that being said, he now believes that the Grammys “jerk” around a number of artists on purpose every year simply just for fun and it did the same this year too.

Joe appeared on a recent Instagram Live stream where he made those remarks referring to 50 Cent’s own Grammy drama in 2004 when he lost the Best New Artist award to the emo post-grunge band Evanescence despite releasing his seminal debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’ that year.

Joe also talked about Samara Joy’s winning of the Best New Artist Grammy award on Sunday by defeating Latto, Omar Apollo, and other competitors of the same category. “The thing that does bug me out is when a woman who I don’t really know wins [Best New Artist],” he said.

“I remember the time 50 Cent sold 30 million records. I was at the Grammy’s, we wasn’t getting along, but he lost to somebody I never heard of.


I believe that the Grammys do that shit on purpose. Sister won the Grammy, she was from the Bronx … She’s a Jazz singer but she won over the biggest records and biggest artists we know. These are things that leave you like, and they always do it. They got it wrong one year, they got it wrong two years, they got it wrong three years. It’s consistently they do this. So this a trademark.”

Fat Joe continued by reminding his audience that Chance The Rapper’s “No Problems” had won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, defeating Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s hit song “All The Way Up.” “They feel like if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We’re gonna jerk at least two people that should win,” he continued.

“They jerked us with ‘All The Way Up’ with Chance The Rapper. You gotta be on drugs for that one. When we went for ‘All The Way Up,’ Remy did eight years in jail, we ain’t been together in a while.

You know the situation and we put one out the park, and you’re gonna give it to Chance The Rapper for a song I don’t remember or recall, to be honest with you.”

Joe is definitely not the first artist to bring up this specific issue with the Grammys. Snoop Dogg also recently criticized the Grammys for consistently snubbing him out of an award throughout his 30-year illustrious career. Now it remains to be seen if the Recording Academy responds to these claims. Until then, keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get the latest updates.

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