With the Grammy nominees for the 2015 ceremony announced earlier this month, My Krazy Life rapper YG stopped by Power 106 Los Angeles recently and addressed his album not being included in the Best Rap Album category.
“Some of them albums is wack,” he said in the interview. “My album is better than them albums. I feel like, how y’all—I already knew I wasn’t gonna win a Grammy. I’m like, ‘They not gon’ give me a Grammy but they gon’ nominate me for sure.’ It was just, when I seen some of them albums on there, it was like, I didn’t really get it. I really feel some type of way. I know it got something to do with me being from the streets and representing what I represent and talking about what I talk about on these records.
“I feel like the Grammy people gotta know, I’m the peoples’ champ,” he added, segueing into a discussion about his community work. “I’m the peoples’ people. They be rocking with me. The people that’s out here. I gotta foundation, a nonprofit, I do like five to eight events every year. I’m showing up. We spending our money. Normally, foundations they get money from people. We just starting off. I’m spending my bread. My momma’s spending her money that she ain’t got. They gotta recognize all that’s going on.”
Returning to the music, YG said simply, “My album is better than half of them albums on there. I’m not knocking nobody…I came up with Iggy. I know Iggy. ScHoolboy, all them. I’m rocking with them. I already knew they was gonna get nominated.”
Soon after, the Compton rapper called the snub “a slap in the face.”
“I really had the best Rap album of 2014,” he later said. “All these rappers gon’ tell you that…I should’ve got a nomination for the Grammys.”
The nominees for Best Rap Album are Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic, Childish Gambino’s because the internet, Common Nobody’s Smiling, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron and Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood.