11:17am PT by Erika Ramirez, Billboard
Kanye West on Grammy Snub: 'F--- Those Nominations!' (Video)
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
Kanye West isn't pleased with the Grammy Awards.
During his Yeezus show in Phoenix, Arizona last night (Dec. 10), the rapper shared his disappointment in the 56th annual Grammy Awards for being excluded from the Album of the Year category.
"I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys -- that’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old," he said. "Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist."
He continued: "So when the Grammys nominations come out, and Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, some way, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?"
"But no, no; Only positive energy [and] only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say 'marginalized,' when I say 'boxed in' when I say 'hold back,' when I say 'people are afraid of the truth,' that’s one example right there in front of you," he continued.
'Ye is nominated for Best Rap Album (for "Yeezus") and Best Rap Song (for "New Slaves"), but it's not enough: "People come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F--k those nominations!"
Watch the rant in the video below, mixed between musical riffs:
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