2 Chainz has had himself quite a year, including garnering a Grammy Award nomination for “Rap Album of the Year” for his album Based on a T.R.U. Story.

In an interview with DJ Drama on Shade45, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi reacted to the news of the nomination.

“I can’t say, ‘I told you so,'” admitted Chainz. “All I can say is that I’m honored. …I didn’t know. Honestly, I didn’t know.”

2 Chainz quickly gave props to some of the artists he felt most benefited his career this year. “I definitely texted the big homie [Kanye West], I told ‘Ye that I appreciated him giving me the opportunity to get on ‘Mercy,’ because that song was huge for me. And the homie Drake, me and him collaborated on ‘No Lie, ‘ that’s already platinum. It’s a few people I feel assisted my campaign that I wanted to tell I appreciate on the way up.”

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