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Nicki Minaj is still annoyed about not winning Best New Artist Grammy in 2012

25 November 2020, 12:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nicki Minaj has expressed her annoyance of losing the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2012 to Bon Iver on Twitter.

Yesterday (24 November) the full list of 2021 Grammy nominations were revealed, with Beyoncé gaining a staggering nine nominations, and Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa following with six nominations each.

Hours after the nominations were announced, Nicki Minaj reminded the Twittersphere that she still has a bitter taste in her mouth about the 2012 Grammys, where she lost the Best New Artist Award to Bon Iver. Minaj wrote, "Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had seven songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade - went on to inspire a generation."

She bluntly added, "They gave it to the white man Bon Iver."

Page Six reports that the "seven songs simultaneously charting" that Minaj references actually happened two years earlier in 2010, the same year that Minaj featured on Kanye West's "Monster" alongside Bon Iver.

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