The unveiling of the 2012 Grammy nominations definitely got the industry buzzing in preparation for music’s biggest night. While Adele‘s sweeping nominations came at no surprise (though rapper Kanye West nabbed the most nods), the unceremonious snubbing of two of 2011’s biggest R&B success stories – Beyonce and Jill Scott – was met with fan uproar. While the former’s ‘4’ did at least nab 2 nods, the ‘He Loves Me’ hitmaker wasn’t getting any love from the Academy – a surprising event given the singer’s acclaimed tour and first #1 album on Billboard this year.
Equally known for her unparalleled vocal stylings as much as her outspokenness, the songstress took to Twitter to voice her disappointment in the Academy’s overlooking of herself, Beyonce, and fellow R&B hitmaker Miguel (who offered his own Twitter rant). See what they had to say after the jump:
Scott may be living her life like it’s golden, but unfortunately, 2012 won’t be seeing anything golden lining her mantels. And Miguel too got his fair share of mention in 2011, but alas, this may just the Grammy’s attempt to reignite interest in its program instead of recognizing deserving talent. If it worked will be seen February 12th when it airs.