Travis Scott’s second studio album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, was met with strong reviews and commercial success and served as a solid follow-up to his debut, Rodeo. But Scott’s musical achievements went unrecognized by the Grammy Awards, prompting him to react to the snub.
The Grammy Awards nominations arrived Tuesday (December 6) with some of the expected big names from Hip Hop and R&B, although it was generally expected that Scott’s work behind the boards and on the front-end would have garnered some notice from Grammy voters.
While Scott himself didn’t make any posts from his personal accounts about the snub, Sickamore, the Vice President of A&R and Creative Director at EPIC Records, posted a photo of Scott via Instagram and Scott later reacted.
Scott chimed in via comments writing a somewhat enigmatic “So hurt man” amid the well-wishers and supporters who wanted their hero to get the nod. Whether he was seriously emotional or just having some fun playing along with the photo is up to the reader.
BITTSM collaborator Mike Dean also went to bat for the album on Twitter, saying the Grammys are out of touch with “what’s really popping.”
No birds nominations. Grammys are. Kind to what's cool and what the kids love. We need a Grammys for what's really popping @trvisXX
— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) December 6, 2016
Scott wasn’t the only glaring omission according to some fans. Many thought Rihanna’s ANTI deserved to be in the running for Album of the Year, and that her major hit single “Work” should be up for Song of the Year. Still, she managed to score eight nominations in other categories.