Nicki Minaj Latto beef grammys

Latto and Nicki beef over Grammys. Images via Instagram: @nickiminaj and @latto777

Nicki addresses the Grammys, starts beef with Latto

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to voice out her frustrations over the Grammys moving “Super Freaky Girl” from the rap category to pop.

Nicki Minaj Latto beef grammys

Latto and Nicki beef over Grammys. Images via Instagram: @nickiminaj and @latto777

Rapper Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram Live to address the Grammys moving her song Super Freaky Girl from the rap category to the pop category.

Billboard reported that Nicki deemed what the Grammys did for the 2023 ballet unfair.

Minaj — who despite countless hit singles and albums and 10 nominations over the years has yet to win a Grammy — is not the first artist to raise questions about the Recording Academy’s categorising methods. 

Billboard said.

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Billboard reports that in the video, the mother of one mentions Drake’s best rap song win with “Hotline Bling” at the 2017 Grammys (a point of contention for the Toronto rapper, who said the song was pop but only categorised as rap because of his race and past music) and Latto’s “Big Energy” being eligible to compete in this year’s rap field.

“If ‘Super Freaky Girl’ is a pop song, what genre is ‘Big Energy?’”

Nicki asked

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“While Minaj also brought up names like Doja Cat, Post Malone, Harry Styles and Adele, she continued to circle back to Latto, both by name and also in ways that the 23-year-old burgeoning rap star could have perceived as subliminal,” reports Billboard.

Nicki took her jabs to Twitter, something that Latto did not agree with. Latto is nominated for the favourite female hip-hop artist and favourite hip-hop song with “Big Energy” at the AMA’s.

She tweeted, “Damn I can’t win for losing…all these awards/noms I can’t even celebrate”

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“From there, Latto and Nicki went back and forth exchanging a tirade of jabs, airing out past subliminal digs and insulting family members.

The Young Money former artist posted a screenshot of a text Latto sent her, and Latto returned the favour by releasing an audio recording of a phone conversation she and the “Super Bass” rapper had.

The exchange went on for hours, with other female rappers, including Azealia Banks, Erica Banks and Chika, chiming in. In the end, Minaj deleted all of her tweets to Latto, only leaving behind a video clip of Whitney Houston laughing uncontrollably in a music video”.

Billboard reported

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