Ended up spending its seventh week as the atop of the Hot Rap Songs list on Billboard, Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” will be competing in the pop category at the Grammys.
Minaj first presented the song to the rap categories at the Grammys; however, the Recording Academy’s rap group agreed against it, according to one source. The song premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in August. They decided that instead of receiving rap honours, Minaj’s lighthearted and piece of music, which samples Rick James’ 1981 smash “Super Freak,” ought to contend for best pop solo show.
Together in a sequence of tweets and an Instagram video posted on Thursday, Minaj attacked the choice. Regarding the academy, Minaj complained on Instagram that “they keep changing the goalposts when it comes to me.”
Why does the goalpost always shift when Nicki is involved?
Another pop-leaning Latto song “Big Energy,” that borrows the Tom Tom Club song “Genius of Love” from 1981 and was notably sampled by Mariah Carey for the No. 1 smash “Fantasy,” definitely needs to compete, according to Minaj.
As soon as we’re all treated as equals, I no one has any problem being removed from the RAP category, she stated.
“If Super Freaky Girl (SFG) has 2B moved out RAP, therefore Big Energy does, too! ANYONE who claims otherwise is either a troll or a Nicki hater.
Latto’s “Big Energy” debuted at No. 3 on the Hot 100 list for all genres and lasted two weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s rap chart. “Big Energy” will qualify for rap Grammys at the Grammys, not pop Grammys.
An mail for response from a representative of The Recording Academy was not answered.
The 2023 Grammy Awards nominees would be revealed on November 15 and also the live broadcast will stream on CBS on February 5, 2023. Voting for the initial slate of nominees starts on Thursday and runs until October 23.
Post Malone’s “Better Now,” which combines hip-hop, alternative, and pop sounds, and Doja Cat’s “Say So,” which features both singing and rapping, are many other songs with rap elements that have contended for the title of finest pop solo show.