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Nicki Minaj slams the Grammys for placing ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ in a pop class

Nicki Minaj has slammed the Grammys for placing her August single ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ within the Greatest Pop Solo Efficiency class for the 2023 awards.

As per The Hollywood ReporterMinaj initially submitted the music for rap classes, however the Recording Academy’s rap committee determined to reclass it within the pop awards classes.

In an Instagram Reside that has since been posted to her feed, Minaj clapped again on the resolution, saying: “‘Tremendous Freaky Lady,’ the place I solely rapped on the music, was eliminated out of the rap classes on the Grammys and put in pop.”

“[Drake’s] ‘Hotline Bling’ gained Greatest Rap Track and Greatest Rap Sung [Performance],” she mentioned— referencing the 2016 single that the artist himself mentioned had no place within the rap class — with Drake saying on the time: “I’m a black artist, I’m apparently a rapper, despite the fact that ‘Hotline Bling‘ shouldn’t be a rap music.”

“Now, let’s say that ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ is a pop music,” Minaj continued. “Let’s simply say that. What’s [Latto’s] ‘Large Power’? … Should you transfer ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ out of rap and put it in pop, do the identical factor for ‘Large Power.’ Identical producers on each songs, by the best way. So let’s hold shit honest. Even once I’m rapping on a pop observe, I nonetheless out-rap.”

Minaj’s ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ is at present on its eighth week on the prime of Billboard’s Scorching Rap Songs chart. The one — which samples Rick James‘ ‘Tremendous Freak’ — debuted at Quantity One on the Billboard Scorching 100 upon its launch, making Minaj the first solo feminine rapper since 1998 to attain the feat.

It’s not the primary time Minaj has criticised the Grammys, tweeting in 2020: “Always remember the Grammys didn’t give me my finest new artist award once I had 7 songs concurrently charting on billboard & greater first week than any feminine rapper within the final decade- went on to encourage a era. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.”

The submissions for subsequent 12 months’s awards are in, with voting now underway. Notable entries embrace Taylor Swift‘s ‘Crimson (Taylor’s Model)’ within the Album of the 12 months and Greatest Nation Album classes, eight years after her authentic ‘Crimson’ album misplaced each classes on the awards.

Beyoncé has entered her first ever dance/digital submissions, with ‘Renaissance’ up for Album of the 12 months and Greatest Dance/Digital Album of the 12 months, and ‘Break My Soul’ within the Track of the 12 months, Recording of the 12 months and Greatest Dance/Digital Recording classes.

Neither Drake nor The Weeknd have submitted entries, nor have Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s Silk Sonic challenge.



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