Killer Mike has responded to Run The Jewels’ snub from the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations list.
The rap duo, comprising Killer Mike and El-P, missed out on getting nominated, having released their fourth album RTJ4 in June this year.
Taking to Instagram, the star wished the “best of luck” to Best Rap Album nominees Nas, Royce Da 5’9″, Jay Electronica, D Smoke, and Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist, while aiming at officials.
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“I wanna congratulate every brother that made this list with their raw rapping ass!” he wrote, adding, “Best of luck to these brothers (Real Emcee S###) but f## whoever ain’t f### with us (Lames). See ya’ll for #RTJ 5.”
In a since-deleted tweet, El-P wrote: “(insert impressively classy and gracious but still recognizing of complete snub tweet here).”
Run the Jewels weren’t the only ones left disappointed by the Grammy nominations – Canadian star The Weeknd has demanded answers after he failed to be nominated for a single prize, despite landing critical and commercial success with album After Hours and one of the biggest-selling songs of 2020, “Blinding Lights.”
After The Weeknd accused the Grammys’ organizers of being “corrupt,” officials responded by insisting they are “surprised” he wasn’t recognized. They also noted there are “fewer” nominations to award than there are “deserving artists”.
Stars including Elton John and Drake have spoken out in support of the “In Your Eyes” hitmaker.