Nicki Minaj ‘Not Worried’ About Grammy Snub

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj topped the charts last year with her hit “Starships” and sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, so it came as a surprise when she was shut out of this year’s Grammy nominations. But while her fans may be disappointed, the “American Idol” judge isn’t losing sleep over it.

“I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she told The Associated Press.

The Young Money rapper had one of 2012’s biggest hits with her RedOne-produced single “Starships,” while Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded went gold and even spawned a re-release.

Although she received three nominations at last year’s show including Best New Artist, she was noticeably absent from this year’s list of nominees. Nicki believes she knows the reason why.

“I think that the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss … and that’s just between me and them,” said Nicki, who performed at last year’s show. “But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.”

There are more important things to her than awards. “I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I’m selling out arenas in London, and when I’m in Australia and Japan, there aren’t any Grammys there,” she explained. “There are human beings who I’ve touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that’s what my career is based on.”

While she isn’t upset about the snub, her manager Cortez Bryant called out the Recording Academy. “Congrats to @LilTunechi and @Drake and @Hit_Boy on their Grammy Noms butttt they was on some bullshit for not nominating @NICKIMINAJ,” he tweeted.

It’s unknown if Nicki plans to attend the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which air live on February 10 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



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60 Comments

  1. Schwag

    nicki minaj has a fat azz

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    xxx Reply:

    @Schwag, lol

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    macncheese Reply:

    @Schwag, Nicki minaj has a FAKE azz.

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @macncheese, you spelled natural wrong.

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    Idontcare Reply:

    @macncheese, Her fake ass is siting on Idol & gettin 12 million. xoxo

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    LIVE Reply:

    @Idontcare, Take a course in contract law so you’ll know how much Nicki really is worth and how much of that ALLEGED $12 million she actually deposits in her bank. Remember Nicki isn’t an independent artist. She’s a cash cow for Cash Money. Do you dummies actually think she rakes in ALL the profits from perfume, album, concert, AI and the likes. That’s not how business works. A dollar earned by artist is divided in a million pieces. Nicki is no different. She SIGNED to a label. Everything Nicki earns is SHARED PROFIT. That means LIL WAYNE is one wealthy guy! So when you buy her perfume that means Nicki was paid in advance for endorsing her name on a fragrance.

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    KonMan Reply:

    @LIVE, People dont even know that MOST artist only earn 10% of album sales. If an album cost $13 the artist only earn $1.30 per album sold. Nicki just started making money after she started touring.

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    kneeglet Reply:

    She made a total commercial album, completely manufactured, not an ounce of artistry… and she wonders why a legit award ceremony didn’t nominate her. This isn’t the BET or MTV awards. This is for people with talent.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @kneeglet, Uh comedians have won Grammy’s… Metal artist has won Grammy’s, David Guetta won a grammy for his sound which is pretty commercial so your point is?

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    Woosah Reply:

    @kneeglet, Because you believe it was too commercial doesn’t mean it lacks artistry; you’re simply blind to it. And where did you see her “wondering why” she isn’t nominated? If you read the article, she says it’s “not a big deal.”

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    lexi Reply:

    @kneeglet, well, it all depends. A lot of artist these days are executive producing their albums, so thy are making a lot more money than we think.

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  2. AllAmerykhanBoy

    Sounds legit.

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  3. uHoesBuggin

    Fuqk all that! When we go back to puttin pu$$y on sideburns and havin bitches pick out our fruit, we gettin a grammy!!!

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    channelPink Reply:

    @uHoesBuggin, YASSSS

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  4. @iJustOrigiNate

    I love Nicki!!!

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  5. Aaron

    Humble. Love.

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  6. nicko

    Dont worry Nicki ull get a Grammy soon :) Luv U !

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    Andy Reply:

    @nicko, Who cares? Haters will always find flaws. When she save the World, haters will complain “why you don’t save the moon too?”

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  7. TJ

    It was the Grammy performance that has a wildfire of negative feedback.

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @TJ, The Grammy’s chose that song for her to perform..

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  8. Prouy of Uk 2013

    she is Right about her Grammy award thing and guess she ain’t too worried about it period

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  9. Kimberly Jones

    They don’t want her name associated with them anymore lol

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  10. LOLatHaters

    If she was not worried about it she wouldnt speak about it. We all know she was depressed when she found out and she ended up abandoning her Twitter account for a while bc of all the jokes about it in her mentions.

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    Woosah Reply:

    @LOLatHaters, She was asked about it. And Nicki is constantly the subject of jokes; you think the Grammy ones really got to her? She’s simply laughing at the people on welfare who spend time on twitter hating on a celebrity who’s living the life.

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  11. deelee

    WHY WOULD SHE BE NOMINATED?!? HER MUSIC IS NOT GRAMMY WORTHY AT ALL. BUT SHE IS GETTING HER MONEY, MORE THAN PEOPLE NOMINATED FOR GRAMMYS FOR MOST PART. SO IT IS WHAT IT IS.

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    lala Reply:

    @deelee, yes

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    Hasbeenslayer Reply:

    @lala, lmao “music isn’t Grammy worthy” ? but LMFAO’ is? and FLO RIDA? please sit.

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    tory Reply:

    @Hasbeenslayer, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj and 2chainz aint worthy. Nicki blew her grammy trying to box with Mariah. NOBODY likes an egotistical snob but her fans. Just cuz you getting money and billboard popular dont mean you have TALENT. Flo and 2Chainz popular but their music suck.

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    olga Reply:

    @tory, i disagree 2 chainz is the greatest rapper alive.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @tory, that made no type of sense. I don’t see any non talented people on billboard so your comment is irrelevant.

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  12. Duh

    If the Grammys were tripping about her performance, they were the one’s who picked the song. Smh but in all honestly this album was not her best she seemed to not take it seriously like her first. However I do believe starships should’ve been nominated because everyone loved that song and it was her biggest hit on her album bu

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    channelPink Reply:

    @Duh, I mean she did say that Roman Reloaded was going to be a fun album and not like Pink Friday. With Pink Friday she had to rewrite her verses and stick to one formula. Unlike Roman Reloaded which was all over the place from Queens-Europe.

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  13. georgia23

    Reasonable response. As long as the fans are happy… I’m not gonna say she didn’t have some grammy worthy material though… “Freedom” if nothing else deserved a nod. That was a tough record, it was personal and had some great lyrics. Like I always say though, people are blinded by all that “extra” she puts on so they automatically shut out her music for having any relevance or serious content. Such a boys club… We celebrate 2 Chainz for spitting nonsense but a woman does it and we nail her to the wall. But I digress. Here’s hoping she dials it back JUST a tad so she can be taken seriously. *raises coffee mug.*

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    LOLatHaters Reply:

    @georgia23, she had her chance of being nominated for nonsense on the first album. There was no room for her foolishness this time. This is what she gets for dedicating all of the hiphop songs on her album to Lil Kim. She need to rap about something else.

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  14. Speechless

    but if she had one she wouldnt shup up about it. girl bye.

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    EL Reply:

    @Speechless, EXACTLY!

    Keep it humble, Onika. You’ll be popping off in no time with your next reincarnation, I’m sure. *yawwwn*

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  15. o

    Keep staying strong Nicki,keep putting in work Sista.

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  16. KingSHere

    NICKI Minaj is one of the HIGHEST SELLING RAP, HIPHOP and POP artists. So getting a Grammy don’t mean shit. It’s plenty of people who have one and now can’t get a hit song or have a career I.e LIL KIM. SO REMEMBER, she don’t have to get awards, she’s still winning while YOUR fave is still struggling.

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    MusicLover Reply:

    @KingSHere, Please tell me where Nicki is high-selling or has “hit singles”. Her album is not even at the minimum 1 million in sales AND she re-released it. You act like her first album didn’t have groundbreaking sales so…. Nicki can’t even get a number on Billboard Hot 100. Plenty of female rappers have had higher sales than Nicki so please remember if you have to put someone else down to bring someone else up…..

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    Fuck Peace Reply:

    @KingSHere, Bwahahaha you barbz know you and that hamster looking bitch pressed for a grammy. Haha Her album is not even at the minimum 1 million in sales AND she re-released it. You act like her first album had groundbreaking sales. Nicki can’t even get a number one on Billboard Hot 100. Plenty of female rappers have had higher sales than Nicki so please remember if you have to put someone else down to bring someone else up…..

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    KINGSHERE Reply:

    @Fuck Peace, PLEASE. Ya’ll both sound DUMB. Pink Friday & Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded went #1 on Billboard. Where is YOUR FAVE? Still trying to get a hit song that can even sell on itunes. You people are delusional. Just remember, Nicki is the QUEEN. The End.

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    Fuck Peace Reply:

    @KINGSHERE, You’re simple. Billboard hot 100 is for singles. Billboard 200 is for albums. She CAN’T get a #1 on hot 100 (which is harder) despite the fact that she sold out. Where is her singles? The boys? Va Va Voom? Hell, Freedom? Where is her album? Is it at 1 million. My fave been there done that. I think the barbz mistake popularity for success. Yes Nicki is everywhere but she isn’t doing anything that she’ll be remembered for. Only the butt of the joke in the music industry.

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    tory Reply:

    @KingSHere, Keep making excuses. If the Grammys didnt mean anything o artist, they wouldnt attend. You can’t get a Grammy with a DUMB song called stupid ho and dissing other artists. Its the highest U.S. award for your accomplishments. Its a stamp of approval for hard work and success. Just because you are popular doesn’t and you climbed to no. 1 on billboards doesnt mean your work is great. Nicki album was all over the place. The very artist she disses, has a grammy.

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  17. @taimiicel

    i love how she talks, shes so inspiring
    she will defo get her grammy one day
    cant wait shes amazing
    #tmuk

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  18. Beyonce is TAKING OVA 2013

    Im not hating at all but come on nicki, u know you were mad! tell the truth, you ditched your fans on twitter for like two or more weeks after the nominations were out! im not mad at you for being mad shit i would be too but im disappointed at you for not admitting you were!

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  19. Diego

    BUt didnt she say this album would be bigger than pink Friday she really played herself album floped and she got no Grammy love this is was happens when ya 15 min of fame is up and your fanbase consists of 13 year olds lmao

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    KINGSHERE Reply:

    @Diego, SHUT UP!… Ya’ll stay saying an album flopped. This album has 804k sales not too far from being PLATINUM. A FLOP album doesnt even go GOLD. stop speaking on shit just make yourself look good because you look stupid.

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  20. KINGSHERE

    Nicki Minaj is the QUEEN. Highest selling fragrance (Pink Friday), Highest selling rap/hiphop album of 2012 (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded) Judge on American Idol, Clothing Line coming soon, Wig Line coming soon. I mean what can you say other than the fact SHE WINNING. Ya’ll be quick to comment on Nicki shit, but claim yall dont like her. Haters stay checking for the Queen, knowing her every move and location. but What is YOUR fave female rapper doing? NOTHING.

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    8343 Reply:

    @KINGSHERE, WHO WEARS WIGS THO! AND NICKI ISN’T A FEMALE RAPPER and she don’t have a grammy. Nicki is a brand. She’s what you call a gimmick that pimps her fans into making her more wealthy.

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  21. azebracuntnaj

    buahahhahhahahahhah!!!!THE DEPRESSED DEVIL FLOP is a LIAR!

    didn’t she said shes gonna get a grammy for sure this year?
    and said on vibe magazine than she’ll sell 5mill album on her sophmore?

    buhahahahahahahahh!

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  25. WOW!

    SHE MAD! LOOOOOOOOOOL!

    she got tons of awards…but a Teen Choice Award and a BET Award is no GRAMMY! Sorry Nick…you lose! LOOOOL

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  26. anonymous

    People seriously spend their time worrying about Nicki it’s sad. To me this is a good statement, i hope her 3rd album is as good as her first, she still has a chance of winning a grammy next year if she releases something solid, i think she has the potential to, she just needs to take the 3rd album more serious.

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  27. Say-so

    Good get used to it…

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  31. Alex

    she had the best selling Hip-Hop/Rap album 2012 though >_>

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