One of the biggest stars in hip-hop had some harsh words for the Recording Academy after he was snubbed in this year’s nominations.
Reprising his role as rebel hero Machine Gun Kelly, the Detroit-born rapper took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about not getting an Album of the Year nod at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Thursday.
“Y’all wouldn’t have told me how to mess up my life in high school,” he tweeted, “these niggas really fuck with me.”
In recent years, rap albums have been taking over the Grammys and making history, but Machine Gun Kelly was not nominated in the top category of Album of the Year for his 2016 release, “Colosseum.” Rap performance, rap song and rap album are also not recognized in his category.
Rather, the Recording Academy award preferred contenders such as Adele’s “25,” Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” and R&B singer R&B singer The Weeknd’s “Starboy.”
Machine Gun Kelly provided some backstory to the grudge-filled tweet as well. He revealed that his father once passed away while he was backstage at the Grammys and claimed his mom hasn’t been accepted into the Recording Academy.