As reported here, ‘Moment 4 Life’ maestra Nicki Minaj was one of many top stars who released albums in 2012 that did not see their names aboard the 2013 Grammys nominations list.
Like ‘Beauty & the Beat’ co-star Justin Bieber‘s faithful followers, Minaj’s faithful Barbs have cried “foul” on the academy’s front. To the surprise of some, however, it seems Nicki has a different take on the snub.
When quizzed about the issue in a recent interview, the ‘Va Va Voom’ vixen shared some interesting thoughts. See them below:
““I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,”.
“I think that the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss … and that’s just between me and them,” she said in a recent interview. “But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.”
“I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I’m selling out arenas in London, and when I’m in Australia and Japan, there aren’t any Grammys there,” she said. “There are human beings who I’ve touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that’s what my career is based on.”
“You do feel good when you get awards and accolades. Maybe if I had been doing this for 10 years and I thought like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve put out 10 albums’ — maybe it would have hurt my feelings. But I still feel so new that it’s like, ‘Charge it to the game,’” she said. “It’s part of the game.”
The Grammys are set for CBS on Feb. 10.