Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is not the only one upset that his client didn’t get nominated for a Grammy. Cortez Bryant, who co-manages Nicki Minaj, has called out the Recording Academy for snubbing the Young Money rapper.
“Congrats to @LilTunechi and @Drake and @Hit_Boy on their Grammy Noms butttt they was on some bullshit for not nominating @NICKIMINAJ,” tweeted Bryant, whose company The Blueprint Group also reps Lil Wayne and Drake.
Despite releasing her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and chart-topping single “Starships” within the eligibility period (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012), the hip-hop diva was not included in any of the categories when nominations for the 55th annual awards were announced on Wednesday.
At last year’s ceremony, Nicki received three nominations including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album and closed out the show with a controversial performance of “Roman Holiday.” However, she did not go home with any awards.
The usually outspoken rapper did not address the snub on Twitter, but her fans were clearly upset. “Nicki Is A Gorgeous; Talented Woman With Major Determination… Umm @Grammys How ?,” tweeted one member of Team Minaj, while others were not as nice. “Let me get this right, Nicki has no Grammy nominations? F**k off.”
Meanwhile, her Young Money labelmate Drake scored three, while boss Lil Wayne picked up two nominations.