Kanye West Blames Himself for Album of the Year Snub at Grammys

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Kanye West isn’t raining on his own parade. During a hometown performance at Chicago’s United Center last night, ‘Ye took the spotlight from Jay-Z as he addressed getting snubbed by the Recording Academy, which overlooked his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Album of the Year.

“Something I figured out earlier today—because you know, everybody came to me last night like, ‘Congratulations!’ because you know I’m leading the Grammy nominations. Like we always do it at this time,” he said. “But, people focus, they say, ‘You ain’t have Album of the Year or Record of the Year.’ But I figured out though, that’s my fault for dropping Watch the Throne and Dark Fantasy the same year. I should have just spaced it out a little bit more. But don’t worry, because me and Hov gon’ keep on making shit.”

Despite not getting nominated in two of the four major categories, Yeezy led the Grammy nominations with seven nods, beating out six-time nominee Adele.

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43 Comments

  1. ABC

    Lol. That’s complete BS and I think he knows it – the reason he didn’t get the nomination is because of Grammy/Industry politics. I mean hell, Rihanna herself already has another album out and her joke of an album was still nominated.

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    Peasant Reply:

    @ABC, i love me some yeezy. that’s my babies daddy lmao but you were still snubbed, regardless. #thatshitcray!

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @ABC, The Grammys and Oscars are about the only two award shows not based on politics or popularity. Stop convincing yourself you’re right and then when confronted with the truth you try to convince yourself it’s a lie. If it was BS, Kanye out of all people wouldn’t lie about it.
    You clearly forgot about Esperanza Spalding.

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    yun9reezy Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, Bull S.H.I.T. So why is Rihanna’s “Loud” album nominated? I mean Good Girl Goes Bad is her best album and Kanye put his heart and soul into MBDTF. Just saying *Kanye Shrug*

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @ABC, ummm but Talk That Talk was released in November while Watch The Throne was released in August. The Grammy deadline is September so we can’t use Rihanna as an example. All I will say is MBDTF really wasn’t as great as a lot of people made it out. It’s ok

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    xedos Reply:

    @ABC, yes rihanna has 2 albums out ,but only one is eligible for this grammy. WTT and MBDTF are both eligible for this year Grammy’s . albums release from September last year to September this year are eligible

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    Hugh Reply:

    @ABC, Rihanna’s new album doesn’t fall into the eligibility period for the Grammy’s (year to September 30)

    Kanye’s two albums probably split the vote

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  2. Rihanna Stan

    rihanna album wasn’t a joke. child stfu…and go and learn how to finish your ABC .

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Rihanna Stan, he was a little harsh. what he was trying to say is rihanna isn’t considered an Album artist. she just records a bunch catchy songs with no content whatsoever and sells it to people like you. what am i saying? her albums are complete trash.

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    152565 Reply:

    @uhuh, True that…

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  4. queenbey

    KANYE MBDTF SHOULD’VE BEEN NOMINATE ALBUM OF THE DAMN YEAR ITS RIDICULOUS!

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  5. uhuh

    Yeezy i know you wanted to spazz the fxck out. but couldn’t cuz this media is gonna make fun of you again. real fans know. you just keep making these classics and fuck these old ass grammy voters.

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  6. Joe

    BS. MBDTF was a musical masterpiece.

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  8. p.s my cookies slippery

    I think rihanna deserves album of the…even rated R deserves it..rihanna album is top quality

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  9. Yeah

    that album wasn’t all that. shit v_v
    overrated

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Yeah, always negativity from you

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Yeah, 94/100 is near perfect. It should’ve been nominated over Adele, Rihanna, Bruno. Adele album only got nominated because of the sales, that’s all because nobody wasn’t talking about it in Feb, March, April. Now it sold 12 m ww it should be nominated

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    Yeah Reply:

    @KillBill,
    well I heard the album myself, not what ” a score” says. it wasn’t all that :/ I mean if it was, it would have been nominated right? :D

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    Mau Reply:

    @Yeah, you don’t believe in what a ‘score’ says but you do believe in what the grammy says huh??

    You really listened to it? Paying attention to the lyrics? From Dark Fantasy, going through Power, Devil In a New Dress, Runaway, Blame Game and Who Will Survive In America??

    If you have ever listened to indie music or anything outside radio, and then MBDTF, you would realize that MBDTF is the type of music you just can’t copy.

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @Mau, lmao… you got em! This is what happens when you play chess with a chess playing bitch like @Yeah.

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @Yeah, I agree it wasn’t all that, it wasn’t bad but definitely close to what I would put in my classic albums list.

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  11. Keith

    We don’t alway get what we deserve when we suppose to get it…..the grammys don’t seem to be fair with the nominations most of the time!

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  12. Dwaynefighter

    There are a myriad of reasons why MBDTF wasn’t nominated for Album of the Year, and i DO believe Kanye listed one of them. WTT and MBDTF canceled each other out- they are similar albums made by the same people (Jay-Z WAS on MBDTF after all) and it was either they nominate both or neither. I’m sure if they had nominated MBDTF, the argument would have been, “why wasn’t WTT nominated?” in some circles.
    Also, i think MBDTF came out way too long ago. At least with Loud, which came out the same time, it was kept in the public consciousness because of its big hits. MBDTF didn’t have big hits, and by January, it had stopped selling. It was “forgotten,” so to speak.
    Am i saying “Loud” is a better album? Hell no. And i love Rihanna TO DEATH. I def feel MBDTF is a masterpiece, but you just have to understand that the Grammy is a very political award/academy, and we all know Kanye has been losing favour with them over the years. And that’s just it.

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  13. Lauren

    Hmmmm that makes sense. What a shame though. My heart hurts. :( lol </3

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  14. chris shorts

    hes only trying to keep a low profile adn stay under the rader because everyone knows that was the greatest album ever crafted musically and lyrically since MJ-Thriller and thats a fact #GOODMUSIC kayne fucking rox

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  15. Mar

    Look at the stats, EVERY FREAKING REVIEW ON MBDTF WAS A PERFECT 10 OR 5, HECK EVEN ROLLING STONES WHO NEVER GIVES 10S GAVE IT ONE. And that’s why everyone is saying MBDTF was one of if not the best record in the last decade? Voters just hating cause they don’t know real music, drink to that, Rihanna.

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  16. Phoenix_Wright

    Eh he already got 7 noms, Blah be happy with it.

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  17. TRA

    I think there are several reasons why Kanye West’s MBDTF wasn’t nominated for Album of The Year. The first reason is that Grammy voters outside of the rap field hate Kanye West because he has a reputation and a bad public mainstream image for being a jerk, but I don’t think they are being fair towards Kanye West because he is a great music artist who puts out great music. The second reason is The Grammy Awards decided to play politics, I believe that Grammy Awards wanted Adele or someone else to win Album of The Year to make biased, stupid mainstream pop fans feel happy. If Kanye West would had got an AOTY nod, and won AOTY, biased mainstream music fans would be upset with the Grammys because some still feel salty about the Taylor Swift incident years ago, and can’t let it go, which makes them biased. The third reason is Grammy Awards are prejudice towards rappers who make better albums than usual, safe compeition. Hip hop has been around for thirty years, and only Lauryn Hill and Outkast have won Album of The Year, that says a lot about what Grammy Awards voters think about hip hop music, or what they don’t know about hip hop music which means the Grammy Awards don’t shit about real hip hop music.

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  18. TRA

    The fourth reason why Kanye West didn’t get nominated for Album of The Year is because MBDTF album came out too early in the eligibilty period for the Grammy Awards which means Kanye should had promoted MBDTF a lot more, but Kanye decided to stop promoting MBDTF because he got tired of the biased mainstream media and biased mainstream music fans hating on him saying his music sucks because he is not a great person which far from the truth. The truth is Kanye West is a great artist who is arrogant and too cocky, but some music fans are not smart enough to seperate the artist from the person. Its makes no sense that Arcade Fire wins Album of The Year for The Suburbs, an album that was critical acclaim and didn’t go platinum, but MBDTF got far greater critical acclaimed reviews than The Suburbs, and MBDTF sold more records than The Suburbs but MBDTF doesn’t even get nominated for Album of The Year. There is no question that race and politics play a huge role in which artists wins Album of The Year which means Grammy Awards voters are stupid, prejudice, and out of touch with real hip hop music.

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  19. TRA

    Even if MBDTF and Watch The Throne split votes, someone on the Grammy committee with huge power and influence should had stepped in and made a ruling that would make MBDTF good enough to get the Album of The Year nomination, but that didn’t happen and it should had happen. Bruno Mars did not deserve to be nominated over Kanye West at all. If Arcade Fire and Herbie Hancock can win Album of the Year for critical acclaim albums that don’t go platinum, then MBDTF should had been nominated for Album of The Year, since MBDTF went platinum and got extremely great reviews. I said before and I will say it again, race and politics play a role in rappers not winning Album of The Year, which once again means the Grammy Awards are prejudice and out of touch with great hip hop music.

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  20. Breezy

    MBDTF is a masterpiece, there’s also bunch of girls on this site, so their opinions mean nothing because they have no knowledge of hip hop, YEEZY GOT SNUBBED!

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  21. LILWayneshitsoneverything

    Lmao Jayz is gonna die soon then what are u gonna do ?? go jump off a clif kanyee your full of shit LMAOOO .

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  22. isabella!

    i believe that if kanye had kept supporting MBDTF instead of trying to make WTT then kanye most likely would of got AOTY. but MBDTF faded too fast, after the third single was released there was nothing but silence. every album of the year has managed to keep the spotlight on them for months, even if it is not selling.

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  23. phucku

    IT’S OKAY YE BECAUSE ADELE GOING TO SWEEP THIS SHIT ANYWAY. NOW 21 IS A MASTERPIECE!!

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  24. Ffffff

    Adele and 21 deserve it!!!!!!

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  25. KayKay

    Get over your ugly self Kanye…damn! you’re just stank inside and out.

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  27. nicegirl

    I think MBDTF should have got a nomination for album of the year, but there really is nothing that can be done. Many others got snubbed this year, like Bey, Miguel and Jill Scott.

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  28. GolfWang

    i think ye wouldve been happy just being nominated for album of the year and not winning it. its obvious he’s disappointed but 7 nominations is fly as fuck lol he’ll win at least 3 and keep making GOODmusic. MBDTF best album of 2010

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  29. GolfWang

    adeles album 21 was a masterpiece tho hope she wins AOTY. disappointed ye didnt even get a nomination

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