Kanye’s not happy, and when he’s not happy it’s time for another classic Yeezus Tour rant. This time—as he has a few times in the past—he’s taking aim at the Grammys, upset that Yeezus only received two Grammy nominations, for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for “New Slaves.”
“And Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys,” Kanye said last night in Phoenix. “What are they trying to say?”
They might be trying to say that they’re not as big of fans of Yeezus as publications such as Rolling Stone, which named it its second-best album of the year, or SPIN, which named it No. 1. But this isn’t Kanye’s first issue with the Grammys; earlier this year, while throwing shade at Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, he said that the Grammys could “suck my dick” just weeks after taking home three awards. Late last year, while performing in Atlantic City, he claimed that he and his G.O.O.D. Music cohorts only won Grammys in the “black categories,” and was upset that he lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5, or that Watch The Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn’t pick up Album of the Year nods.
The Grammys fall on January 26 this year.