After the Grammy nominations of this year were released on a Youtube live stream, netizens began dissing Jack Harlow.
With eight nominations including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance; Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album; and Best Music Video, Lamar came out on top.
And Jack received 3 nominations this time including the categories Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album. Fans are not happy with this as they wonder if the upcoming Grammys will be like 2014.
For the unversed, back in 2014, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were nominated with Kendrick Lamar in five categories. They ended up winning in four of them and many users on Twitter expressed their concern. Users are worried that something similar might happen in the upcoming award because Jack and Kendrick are pitted in the same categories.
Just like every year, the nominations for the Grammys have left people divided and puzzled. Lamar’s fans are worried about the 2014 incident happening this year too while Jack’s fans are thrilled. The latter congratulated the singer for his hard work.
The Grammys of 2014 is more known and remembered for the controversial decision of awarding Macklemore and Ryan Lewis three out of four awards in the Rap category. Kendrick was nominated for 6 Grammys and the duo was nominated for seven. They competed against each other in five categories.
Many users argued back then that Macklemore and Lewis’ album fell into the general and hip-hop category more than rap. Fans accused the Grammys of snubbing Lamar because he did not win even a single Grammy.
Even Macklemore himself texted Lamar the night after the Grammys. He wrote, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks that I robbed you.”