Lil Wayne has questioned his value as an artist after his album ‘Funeral’ was seemingly snubbed on the 2021 Grammy Awards.
The rapper took to social media earlier this week (December 20) to ask followers in the event that they thought there was a purpose why the album, which he launched in January, is barely up for Greatest Recording Bundle – and didn’t obtain a single nomination within the basic or rap classes.
“As an artist, once I see da Grammys arising & I’m not concerned nor invited; I’m wondering. Is it me, my musik, or simply one other technicality?” Wayne tweeted. “I go searching w respect & marvel competitively am I unfit?! Then I go searching & see 5 Grammys wanting bak at me & I’m going to the studio.”
As an artist, once I see da Grammys arising & I’m not concerned nor invited; I’m wondering. Is it me , my musik, or simply one other technicality? I go searching w respect & marvel competitively am I unfit?! Then I go searching & see 5 Grammys wanting bak at me & I’m going to the studio.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 20, 2020
At the moment, Wayne has 5 Grammys to his title. In 2009, he took house gongs for Greatest Rap Solo Efficiency (‘A Milli’), Greatest Rap Track (‘Lollipop’), Greatest Rap Efficiency by a Duo or Group (‘Swagga Like Us’) and Greatest Rap Album for ‘Tha Carter III’.
Wayne isn’t the primary artist to voice concern over not being recognised by the Recording Academy this 12 months. The Weeknd called out the Grammys last month after he failed to receive a single nomination for his latest album, ‘After Hours’.
In a tweet posted on November 25, The Weeknd – aka Abel Tesfaye – mentioned the Grammys “stay corrupt” and that the organisation “owe me, my followers and the business transparency”.
Every week after the 2021 Grammy nominations got here out, Ellie Goulding delivered an op-ed questioning the process behind music awards, and calling for transparency in how the winners are chosen.