Grammys declare Nicki Minaj winner, delete tweet sparking conspiracy theories - Hindustan Times

Grammys declare Nicki Minaj winner, delete tweet sparking conspiracy theories

ByAditi Srivastava
Feb 05, 2024 05:38 AM IST

Grammys mistakenly announce Nicki Minaj as winner, later corrects the error

Nicki Minaj's fans were sent into a whirlwind of celebration and confusion Sunday night when the official Grammys Twitter and official website tweeted – and promptly deleted – an announcement declaring Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice as winners in rap category, which clearly didn't happen during the award show ceremony. This bizarre turn of events ignited conspiracy theories, with many questioning whether it was a mere technical glitch or something more deliberate.

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The Grammys tweeted-and-deleted win for Nicki Minaj

The pre-show for the 66th Grammys at LA's Arena started smoothly with early award reveals. But things got messy when the Academy prematurely announced Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice's Barbie World as the Best Rap Song winner. Oops! They quickly deleted the tweet and clarified that Killer Mike's Scientists & Engineers actually took the prize.

Has Nicki Minaj ever won a Grammy?

Despite critical acclaim and commercial success, Nicki Minaj has never won a Grammy Award in a major category. She has received 12 nominations so far but has often been overlooked. First in 2020 for her album Queen and then In 2022, she publicly voiced her frustration with the show's decision to remove her successful song Super Freaky Girl from the rap category to the pop one. Earlier she said, “It was done to decrease my chances of winning awards for ‘Super Freaky Girl.’ It was done to remove me from the category that they don’t want COMPETITION in!!!!!!! They are all scared to death of the success of that song”

Nicki Minaj fans rally against Grammy oversight

While it's possible that the incident could be attributed to a technical glitch, it has undeniably stirred frustration and confusion among fans. Additionally, a segment of internet users has put forth the intriguing theory that the Recording Academy intentionally planned the move to playfully taunt Nicki Minaj and her ongoing Grammy drought.

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