2 Chainz caps off a remarkable year by heading to the Grammys this Sunday, where he is nominated for three awards including Best Rap Album for his debut Based on a T.R.U. Story. With friends and family surrounding him, the “I’m Different” rapper celebrated his nominations at a private party at Vanquish nightclub in Atlanta last night.
He thanked his team and loved ones, while reflecting on his success.
“When I made this album, there was no way in the hell I thought I was gonna get a Grammy nom,” said 2 Chainz. “I’m just very honored. I didn’t do anything different from making my mixtapes. I just basically go to work every day. Practice makes perfect. I think I’m a product of hard work.”
He also shouted out his former label DTP. “Without them, I wouldn’t be here,” he said. “Definitely no hard feelings on my end.”
But he won’t be too disappointed if he doesn’t win. “Whether I get a Grammy or not, I’m gonna continue to strive for excellence and be an example to my community.”
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