Joe Budden has finally agreed that Nicki Minaj deserves all the accolades the Recording Academy has denied her.
Recall that two years ago, Cardi B won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, and this year Megan thee Stallion took home three awards, including the Best Music Video category.
Their winnings, while very much appreciated by the rap community, stirred heated conversations about how Nicki Minaj has been denied her awards despite her unquestionable influence and legend. Now, Joe Budden, who historically fought and tried to dismiss Nicki’s legacy.
“Nicki Minaj needs her flowers. Whoever the Grammy board is, whoever’s on there, y’all are not the ones that get to determine that Nicki Minaj and all of her impact and influence don’t get to win an award,” Budden said in the latest episode of his eponymous podcast. “I’m sorry. I’m done with those days. Y’all are not the fuckin’ gatekeepers, the barriers of entry—y’all are not any of that … And now we’re at a stage when we have to acknowledge the, not the impersonators, but the people who were inspired by that act. It’s the same thing like when some of these people, I see the Drake influence there; call me dick rider, whatever, who knows.”
Budden continued: “But Nicki is in that same boat. I don’t think too many more years need to go by when she’s not awarded for her efforts, that’s how I felt watching Doja Cat and some of the winners there.”
You can hear Budden’s full comments below.
Wow! Joe Budden finally admitting that the Grammy’s need to give Nicki Minaj her flowers for her impact she’s had and continues to have in the industry…. pic.twitter.com/yC1YcFyynO
— 𝓐Đʳ𝕚Ⓐ𝓃 Ｍเ𝓷ａ𝐉 ™ (@prinzzolanski) March 20, 2021
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