Lil Wayne has revealed that he has not been invited to the upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards, after being snubbed as a nominee.
The New Orleans rapper took to Twitter to call out the Recording Academy, expressing his frustration with being neither “involved nor invited” to the upcoming award ceremony. “As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me, my musik, or just another technicality?” he wrote.
“I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio,” he added. Wayne’s last win and nomination was in 2017 for “No Problem” with Chance the Rapper and 2 Chainz. Prior to that, he took home four awards in 2009 for Tha Carter III and songs from the album.
Wayne was hardly absent from music this year, having released his 13th studio album Funeral and the long-anticipated No Ceilings 3 mixtape. He also dropped a deluxe version of his 2018 LP, Tha Carter V.
The rapper is the latest musician to call out the Recording Academy for perceived snubs, following The Weeknd and Teyana Taylor, among others. The Academy unveiled its list of nominees in November, which included rap acts such as Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and Nas.