Kanye West Rants About Album Of The Year Grammy Snub
Kanye West voiced his frustration over new album "Yeezus" only receiving two Grammy nominations and getting snubbed in the Album of the Year category.
During his concert in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday night the outspoken rapper told fans that despite nods for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song ("New Slaves"), out of his 21 Grammies none have been won in categories that include competition from white artists.
"I'm 36-years old and I have 21 Grammys. That's the most Grammys of any 36 year old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I've never won a Grammy against a white artist," he ranted. "So when the Grammy nominations come out, and 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list (the album tops several year-end lists and polls), but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn't notice?
"Do they think that, someway, that I don't have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment? When you see me talking about what people are doing when I say 'marginalized,' when I say 'boxed in,' when I say 'hold back,' when I say 'people are afraid of the truth,' that's one example right there in front of you."
When it comes to the Album of the Year snub for "Yeezus," Kanye says he couldn't care less about the two nominations that he did get.
"People come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F**k those nominations!"
Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Taylor Swift will all be vying for Album of the Year.