Nicki Minaj needs her flowers from the Grammys and Joe Budden is all for it, the on air personality had some words to share about Nicki Minaj and the recording academy (Grammys) on the latest episode of his podcast The Joe Budden Podcast.
Joe Budden is not the type of person to get everyone to agree with him whenever he has an opinion. Joe talked about the comically ridiculous fact that Nicki has not yet been recognized by the Grammys despite her ever lasting influence on the music industry. Joe even compared Nicki Minaj’s unfortunate luck when it came to getting the coveted award with the numerous nominations that recently arisen musician Doja Cat got this year at the Grammys.
Speaking, Joe said-
“Nicki Minaj needs her flowers. Whoever the Grammy board is, whoever’s on there, y’all are not the one’s that get to determine that Nicki Minaj and all of her impact and influence don’t get to win an award. I’m sorry.”
“I’m done with those days. Y’all are not the f***** gatekeepers, the barriers of entry, y’all are not any of that. What she did, she did that. And now we’re at a time and place where we have not impersonators but the people who were inspired by that act. It’s the same thing like when some of these people, when I see the Drake influence there, call me d**k rider, whatever, who knows”
Joe would continue his opinion, adding –
“But Nicki is in that same boat. I don’t think too many more years need to go by when she’s not awarded for her efforts, that’s how I felt watching Doja Cat and some of the winners there.”
Joe Budden’s opinion about Nicki Minaj and the Grammys’ inability to give her a Grammy comes as no surprise considering she has been cited as one of the most influential hip-hop artists over the past decade with multiple platinum records to her name, No. 1 spot on various charts.
Nicki Minaj has received a dozen Grammy nominations but she has not won in a single category that she has been nominated for in her 15 year plus career.