Omarion Rants About Grammy Snub

Published: Monday 7th Dec 2015 by Sam

Each year the Grammy nominations generate ample debate.

This year’s tally is no different. And while we’ll be weighing up the surprises, snubs, and all else in between shortly, Omarion is wasting no time venting about his omission.

Full story below…

The former B2K singer, along with Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, dominated Urban airwaves for much of the year with their hit ‘Post To Be.’

Still, it appears that wasn’t enough to nab the trio a nomination; they were shut out entirely from the list.

Taking to Twitter, the crooner (real name Omari Grandberry) said the following:

OMARION ‏@1Omarion 1h1 hour ago
“Post to be” is one of the greatest R&B collaborations ever. CB, Jhene, & myself been in the game 10+.

Even though people act like its easy to make a hit (& it’s not). As an artist you look forward to being acknowledged by the game.

The odds have always been against me. I constantly prove you wrong. I’ll consistently do great things & you will have to celebrate me.

This isn’t a “im upset” (post to be) rant. This is a- ok so that wasn’t good enough. I’ll be back. Have my Grammy’s ready.

The game has long changed since I was introduced to it. They want to still treat me like I’m a new to this. My moment is coming trust.

So when it’s all said & done. Remember. I prophesied it. It’s my destiny. I was destined. Chosen.

While it’s easy to dismiss his frustrations, he does drive a fair point (albeit dramatically).

In some categories, it’s clear artists are earning nominations based on their commercial success, yet in others it skews more towards critical acclaim. Then there’s the Grammy favorites who are listed despite having little to no traction in either. It ultimately begs the question of which approach is being employed by the mass of the voting committee.

Whatever the case, ‘Post To Be’ is not only a Platinum certified single, it had pop-cultural impact – even if tongue in cheek (see: “groceries”).

Saying that, the whole episode reminds that the industry is incredibly political and those who “win” (not just at award shows, but more broadly) are those that play the game the right way.

Moving away from the “hard done by” narrative, Omarion has to take some accountability for his predicament. By signing up to a show such as ‘Love & Hip-Hop,’ he immediately brackets himself and his brand in the “reality” category – which traditionally earns no points in an industry that tends to look down on that. It may not be “fair” (as music should, in essence, by judged on the merit of its quality), but that’s just how it is.

Moral of the story? If seeking to be taken seriously, artists must weigh-up the ramifications of certain decisions – even those that may seem financially logical.

Tidbit: Omarion isn’t the only artist with a negative Grammy narrative. Click here for more.

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  1. Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

    Omarion needs to have A B2K concert full os seats (U KNOW DAT ARENA WILL BE EMPTY, SO THERE’S ENOUGH SPACE FOR HE AND HIS EGO).

    • Anne December 7, 2015

      I agree. The song was okay and was a hit but to complain over the lack of a Grammy nomination for it is a bit ridiculous. The song was not exactly R&B’s at it’s best/finest. I’m more surprised Jill Scott was completely snubbed.

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan December 7, 2015

    I’m glad he isn’t a part of LHHH as its another way of holding him down from getting his just due.
    But again, the Grammys don’t look at sales or popularity stats. Its about the quality of the music.
    I hope Tinashe doesn’t rant about her “universal acclaimed” debut album not getting 1 nom but she has said she moved on from Aquarius. So we’re good. I expect a Tyrese rant very soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

  3. Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

    Even tho i think the Grammys is a popularity contest and not really based on critical success, Post to be is a stupid song about booty eating. It just like saying 7/11 should be nominated. Even tho i tan for Beyonce, i am not ashamed to say that its a stupid fun song that makes no damn sense. SO OMARI-NO CAN SHUT THE F**** UP!!!!

    • Anne December 7, 2015

      Exactly! Some songs are just made for fun or to get a quick hit and to complain about the lack of a Grammy nomination for a song like that is ridiculous.

  4. HailBeysus December 7, 2015

    I want Kendrick Lamar to snatch AOTY and Best Rap Album at least. To Pimp A Butterfly is a freaking masterpiece!! Im glad he leads the grammys with 11 noms this year. Rightfully deserved.

  5. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

    What he CAN rant about is how he needs to have several seats but his b*** isn’t big enough to sit in more than one at a time. He BETTER be grateful that the general public Resurrected his career from the graveyard through a DOUBLE FEATURE and gave him relevance again. I’m tired of these ungrateful pigs thinking that because they have ONE hit as of late, the world must stoop to their feet. He better also stop thinking that he’s better than the cast of LAHH all because he’s the OPENING ACT for some tour and pretending to be the HEADLINER on television. Little boy blue, “I Wish You Would”. Taylor Swift said it best, babe.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015


      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

        Chile, I do too. May the force be with that lyrical genius. Do you know how many people will RANT if she wins? They will drag her to hell and back in waves…and I’m sad to say that her rescue squad (Swifties) will be outnumbered and too exhsudted from fighting and getting her to sue everyone.

  6. !!!! December 7, 2015

    “Eat the boot like groceries”
    Yeah that’s worth a Grammy nod

  7. Bitchplaeseeee December 7, 2015

    Kendrick will get a nod with Taylor for the best collabo?????????

  8. Boykin December 7, 2015

    Someone eat that fool’s booty like groceries so he shuts up.

  9. Diamond Princess December 7, 2015

    But WHY tho?

  10. Kitty Puurrzz December 7, 2015

    No shade… Posed to be did deserve a nomination at least…

    • Ciah’s Turtle December 7, 2015

      Right. One of the biggest songs on radio last year. A$$ eating was at an all time high

  11. ?Queen Molly? December 7, 2015

    The only person that should be ranting about being snubbed is Ciara bye bitchhh

  12. MissMaam December 7, 2015

    But why is he ranting? He was nominated for a Soul Train Award this year (AND WON) but didn’t even bother showing up.

    • HailBeysus December 7, 2015


  13. Barb-wire (#8DaysOfOnika) December 7, 2015

    I don’t care about this fool, J Cole better snatch Best Collab, Best rap album or else Imma be the one having meltdowns and rants.

  14. What now December 7, 2015

    If Jhenè wasn’t on the song it wouldn’t even have the mediocre popularity that it did have. He’s a flop who needs to know his mf place. U can’t show up for your own ppl at the Soul Train Awards, then ur punk àss does NOT deserve shìt else.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

      Why do you think FOURFIVESEC was not nominated???? Any thoughts

      • What now December 7, 2015

        Sure. It didn’t deserve any. Rih needs to come again b4 trying to get nominated for a Grammy, but I give her an A for attempting a different sound.

  15. Sean December 7, 2015

    Yea the grammy commitee is gonna give awards to ppl who mispell Supposed with Post and not even properly add the apostrophe (‘Post) smh…i looove O but just try harder next time bro…S** Playlist was a good album im suprised he aint ranting about that

    • Terny December 8, 2015

      ? ?

  16. December 7, 2015

    people still catching feelings over far as i see it, the grammies only separate people/artist, make one set feels like they are better than everyone else and one set feeling like they are not good enough. it’s all politics and people need to stop giving the grammies so much power.

  17. Danny Bey December 7, 2015

    If you look at who was nominated in the R&B categories, each nomination was an excellent representation of R&B, which is why they all got nominated and he didn’t. But I guess I’d be mad too if Trap Queen can be nominated for best Rap Song in the same vein.

  18. ~The Arcade~ December 7, 2015

    All this and yet you won a Soul Train award for that song and did not even show up. I don’t even remember if he did or sent one of those video acceptance speeches. SMH!

  19. @JanetCIARA_ December 7, 2015

    GUH BYE!

  20. coolness December 7, 2015

    Yass y’all better read Omarion for filth, lmaooo!!! Post To Be was nothing more than a catchy club hit – a seasonal bop that will be easily forgotten. What was so Grammy-worthy about its production, vocals or lyrical content? ‘Eat the booty like groceries?’ Ha! Rants about apparent Grammy snubs are typical around this time of the year. However, what REALLY grates me about Omarion’s case is that JUST LAST WEEK, he won a Soul Train Music Award for R&B Collaboration of the year and not only was he a no-show, he didn’t even acknowledge the award with a video expressing gratitude for what is probably the ONLY accolade in his career. Yet, here he is whining about not being nominated for this generic-a** mess.

  21. Thando December 8, 2015

    Laugh Out Loud!

  22. Terny December 8, 2015

    That song only became a hit cos of jhene’s groceries line.. He can sit wiv that b.s

  23. Butler_84 December 8, 2015

    The only Omarion song that might have been considered worthy of a Grammy was ice box and that’s mainly due to timbalands production

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