Lil Wayne has received huge backlash on a post about his Grammys snub, with followers calling him out for endorsing Trump.
The Grammys have come under a lot of fire recently for their questionable nominations. With The Weeknd openly calling the awards show “corrupt” after failing to receive a single nomination for his album After Hours and Ellie Goulding questioning the integrity of the selection process, the Recording Academy’s credibility has been slowly dwindling these past few months. Lil Wayne has jumped on the bandwagon as well, however, his critique hits different than the rest.
In a heartbreaking tweet, the American rapper questioned his worth as an individual and an artist after his new record, Funeral, was ignored by the nominations. His followers, however, weren’t very impressed.
Taking to social media, the rapper opened a dialogue with his fans earlier this week (December 20), asking if there was any particular reason why his record was snubbed at the 2021 ceremony.
“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me, my musik, or just another technicality?” Wayne asked. “I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio.”
As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me , my musik, or just another technicality? I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 20, 2020
However, his followers took the post as an opportunity to call out the rapper for his endorsement of Trump during the 2021 election and his attitude towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
Your support from Trump, and your negative reaction to BLM.. we did not forget and we the people are holding you accountable for it.
— Dougie Platinum (@DougiePlatinum) December 20, 2020
A Grammy is not what you should be worried about. Why You stood on stage with trump is what you should be thinking about real talk. That was a slap in the face on so many levels. Zero respect
— Regina Lowe (@Runitupchick) December 21, 2020
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” the rapper told interviewers. “If you do, you crazy as shit.”
Lil Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja
— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
Funeral received one nomination for Best Recording Package, however, failed to reach the Academy’s bar when it came to the heavy-hitting categories.
As mentioned in his post, the artist already has five Grammys under his belt. These include; Best Rap Solo Performance for his track A Milli, Best Rap Song for Lollipop, and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us.