Rappers Reflecting On Past Grammy Nominations
The 2021 Grammy nominations list was just released last Tuesday and it’s caused quite the online buzz. Cardi B and Wiz Khalifa especially had plenty to say about the 2021 Grammys, but not in the way we’d hoped. Rather than sharing grievances, the two rap stars ended up in a Twitter feud.
According to sources, their Twitter feud began when Nicki Minaj took to social media to reflect on her frustration over the Grammys refusal to nominate her for Best New Artist back in 2012. Minaj wrote, “I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard and a bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade.” Minaj revealed that the win went to a white male artist. So much the Music Academy promoting inclusivity and diversity.
Shortly after, Wiz Khalifa recounted a similar experience, where he received a Grammy nomination for his hit song “See You Again” in 2016 but ultimately lost to another artist. The drama began when a fan tweeted their frustration over Cardi B’s 2019 Grammy win, which they thought should’ve went to Nicki Minaj. Khalifa then responded, “Most self-artists have this problem,” which most fans interpreted as a dig towards Cardi B’s worth ethic or lack thereof.
Cardi B & Wiz Khalifa Start A Twitter Feud
It didn’t take long for the “WAP” rapper to get wind of Wiz Khalifa’s problematic tweet. Cardi B soon posted a screenshot of a 2016 text from Wiz Khalifa, who at the time, encouraged her to continue her music career and ignore all the negativity. The 27-year-old then tweeted about the fakeness of the music industry. At one pivotal point, Cardi B ripped Wiz Khalifa a new one for pitting women in the rap industry against each other.
Wiz Khalifa seemingly started to back track, noting that he still supported Cardi B and even considered her a “self-made artist” too. The rapper further told Twitter followers that he had no intention of starting a Twitter feud with Cardi B. One dig and several tweets later he decides he doesn’t want to feud with Cardi B online? He couldn’t have picked a better time to tap out.
What you think Wiz Khalifa meant by his tweet? Was he trying to pit two successful female rappers against each other? Or were words taken out of context?