Ever since the 2021 Grammy nominations were revealed at the end of November, there was plenty of controversies. Among them were The Weeknd not receiving any nominations, Pop Smoke‘s posthumous debut studio album “Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon” not getting any nominations, and no women being part of the Best R&B Album category.
Wayne Says He Doesn’t Get Invited Or Involved With GRAMMYs
Wayne took to his Twitter feed on Sunday evening to reflect on why he doesn’t get invited to the GRAMMYS or is able to get involved in any way. In the end though, he thought about the positives with his previous wins at the GRAMMYs.
“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me , my musik, or just another technicality? I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio.”
Social Media Criticizes Wayne’s Frustration With The GRAMMYs
Shortly after Wayne posted this tweet, the replies weren’t the best from a positivity perspective. Many started to mention how Wayne endorsed Donald Trump for president in October and how they aren’t sympathetic with Wayne about him not being involved with the GRAMMYs.
Others mentioned how they want to hear Wayne go back to the sounds that he had as an artist in the early-mid 2000s. This is the era that many hip-hop fans consider his best and his prime.
Wayne Faces 10 Years In Prison For 2019 Firearm Case
On December 11, Wayne also plead guilty to being in possession of a loaded weapon. This is in regards to a December 2019 incident where a gun was found on a private jet in Miami. The airport where the weapon was located at was Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.
The gun is labeled as a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds of ammunition. Wayne will be sentenced next month and faces 10 years in prison. Back in 2009, he was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York.
Wayne Also Released ‘No Ceilings 3’ B-Side Mixtape Last Week
Last week, Wayne also had his fans excited after releasing his “No Ceilings 3″ B-side. This served as a second part/deluxe edition to the mixtape that was released in late November. B-side contained 11 tracks with appearances by Big Sean, Rich The Kid, and Euro.
The first No Ceilings 3 had 20 songs with appearances by Drake, Young Thug, and others. The biggest hit from this mixtape overall has been “BB King Freestyle” feat. Drake. The estate of BB King also praised the two for this record.