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News |  12 Dec 2013 10:53 |  By RnMTeam

Kanye West slams Grammys for only giving him two nominations

MUMBAI: Kanye West has never been one to keep his opinions to himself; in fact he makes sure the whole world knows what he thinks (case in point- the 2009 Taylor Swift Best Video Award debacle). So it was only a matter of time before West vented his frustration at the Grammys for receiving only two nominations. And that is exactly what Yeezus did at a recent concert in Phoenix.

During a performance of his Yeezus tour, West slammed the Grammy Academy for nominating him in only two categories- Best Rap Song for ‘New Slaves’ and Best Rap Album for ‘Yeezus’. However, he failed to get a nod for Album of the Year, which probably sparked the rant.

In his angry tirade, West told fans at the concert “I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. ... So when the Grammys nominations come out, and 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?"

The rapper believes that his latest album should have garnered more recognition due to its chart success and did not stop there. He added “But no, no, only positive energy, only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say 'marginalised,' when I say 'boxed in,' when I say 'hold back,' when I say 'people are afraid of the truth,' that's one example right in front of you."

West who considers himself a “creative genius” went on to say that he would have preferred to not have had any nominations at all. "People come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations," he added and then yelled, "F*** those nominations! It's only patronizing. Don't patronize me."

He finished his rant by saying, "I just had to get a couple things off my