Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent have been removed from Olivia Rodrigo’s Grammy list days after being nominated for the breakthrough debut Sour.
Recall that the trio wrote “Cruel Summer,” off of Swift’s project Lover, which Rodrigo reportedly interpolated to her hit song “Deja Vu.”
The reason for this, according to the Recording Academy’s website, is that the trio didn’t actively create the album, so their contention is off the table.
“During the submission process, the Academy received credits from the label for the track ‘deja vu.’ Last week, we received the correct credits from the label that recognize Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff, and Taylor Swift as songwriters of interpolation on the track, ‘deja vu,’” a Recording Academy statement, shared by Billboard, reads.
The report continued, “In keeping with current Grammy guidelines, as songwriters of an interpolated track, Clark, Antonoff, and Swift are not nominees in the album of the year category for Sour. Antonoff and Swift are nominated in the category for Swift’s.”
This comes days after the Recording Academy removed Marilyn Manson from the Best Rap Song category. His involvement in Kanye West’s “Jail” is only limited to the song’s second part.