This past Monday, the 2016 Grammy nominations were revealed and as always, there was much discussion around who was snubbed. Of course, music and merit is all subjective, but in certain instances, there are some glaring omissions that would leave everyone scratching their heads. The most obvious case this year is that of Paterson, NJ newcomer Fetty Wap.
Having reached the top of the Billboard charts this year with his breakthrough single “Trap Queen,” something that even some of the most revered artists have yet to do, Fetty Wap also had all of four of his first singles crack the Billboard Top 10, the first artist of any genre in the history of the list to ever achieve such a feat. In his first full year as a mainstream artist, Fetty Wap most definitely shattered expectations, blowing all other new artists out of the park, literally.
The folks over at the Grammy committee clearly must of have missed the memo because the New Jersey native was not nominated for Best New Artist. 50 Cent, who has never been afraid to tell us how he feels, stuck up for Fetty Wap on his Instagram page, sharing who he feels deserves the honor.
My Best New Artist Award go’s to, Fetty Wap. He put some real hits out this year. There over looking him, they did the same thing to me. Get Rich Or Die trying, 13 million copy’s Sold. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO
Though 50 Cent was at least nominated for Best New Artist over a decade ago, he famously lost out to Evanescence. Through all of his success, the Queens rapper has only one Grammy to his name, winning alongside Eminem and Dr. Dre back in 2009. For what it’s worth, Fetty Wap did snag two nominations for “Trap Queen” in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance categories. But he has some stiff competition.