February 23, 2024

In a surprising twist during the 66th Grammy Awards pre-show at LA’s Crypto.com Arena, chaos ensued as the official Grammys Twitter and website mistakenly declared Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice as winners in the rap category. The announcement, promptly deleted, sparked a whirlwind of celebration and confusion among fans, leading to rampant conspiracy theories.

The premature tweet declared Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” as the Best Rap Song winner, only to be corrected later, revealing that Killer Mike’s “Scientists & Engineers” had actually claimed the prize. While the Grammys attributed the mishap to an error, speculations arose about whether it was a mere technical glitch or a deliberate move.

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Despite her critical acclaim and commercial success, Nicki Minaj has never won a Grammy Award in a major category, receiving 12 nominations without securing a win. Her frustration with the Grammys was vocalized in 2022 when her successful song “Super Freaky Girl” was moved from the rap to the pop category, diminishing her chances of winning.

The incident has stirred both frustration and confusion among fans, with some suggesting that the Recording Academy might have intentionally orchestrated the mishap to playfully taunt Nicki Minaj amidst her ongoing Grammy drought. As the controversy continues to unfold, the Grammy Awards find themselves at the center of speculation and intrigue.

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