Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestDwayne Michael Carter Jr., globally known as rapper Lil Wayne, is easily regarded as a hip-hop legend — even though he hasn’t received an invitation to the upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony, scheduled for January 31.
The rapper, who’s won five Grammys out of 24 career nominations, is now wondering whether the Recording Academy deemed his music “worthy” enough for him to score an invite.
“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited, I wonder. Is it me, my music, or just another technicality?” Wayne tweeted. “I look around with respect & wonder competitively, ‘Am I not worthy?’ Then I look around and see five Grammys looking back at me & I go to the studio.”
Wayne landed four Grammy wins for 2008’s, Tha Carter III, including Best Rap Album. His most recent win came in 2017 for “No Problem,” which won for Best Rap Performance. This year, his #1 album, Funeral, received a nomination in the Best Recording Package category, but Wayne himself didn’t score any nods.
Most recently, Wayne released the third installment to his popular mixtape series, No Ceilings 3. It features appearances from Young Thug, as well as Wayne’s sons Dwayne Carter III as Lil Tune, Neal Carter as Young Carter and Kameron Carter as Young Kam Carter. He followed up with No Ceilings 3: Side B and assistance from Rich The Kid, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and more.
Both projects feature original freestyles over hit songs such as “2 Diamonds,” which samples Thug’s 2019 single, “Bad Bad Bad,” Lil Baby‘s “Sum 2 Prove,” and more, including “Something Different,” which samples Drake‘s “Laugh Now, Cry Later.”
No Ceilings 3, as well as B Side are both available at NoCeilings3.com and DatPiff.
By Rachel George
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