Despite her solidity in hip-hop and R&B, Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” is going under the pop category at the Grammys. The hip-hop queen submitted this record to the rap categories, but the Recording Academy’s rap committee declined this request. Instead, they decided the track would fit best in the best pop solo performance category.
In August, Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The other nominees for the Grammys next year will be
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Nicki Minaj & Pop Music
Nicki Minaj has released pop-heavy records in the past. The list includes songs like “Starships,” and “Your Love,” “Super Bass,” to name a few.
However, out of every song, Nicki only had one in the pop category: her Ariana Grande and Jessie J-assisted record, “Bang Bang.” The track competed for best pop duo/group performance.
Other songs that carry the same rap feel yet classify as pop at the Grammys are Doja Cat’s “Say So” and Post Malone’s “Better Now,” Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again.” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” also went head to head for best pop duo/group performance at the Grammys. Yet still, these songs soured to the top of Billboard’s rap chart.
Minaj has had her say on this matter. She believes this choice would be acceptable if it applied to other musicians that blended both genres.
Nicki wrote tonight on Twitter, “I have no prob being moved out of the RAP category as long as we r ALL being treated FAIRLY.”
She then mentioned Latto’s song, “Big Energy,” which carries pop and hip-hop elements.
“If SFG (‘Super Freaky Girl’) has 2B moved out RAP, then so does Big Energy! ANY1 who says diff is simply a Nicki hater or a troll.” Minaj continues, “I’d actually LUV 2 c a more street record win — male OR female! IJS (I’m just saying) rightIsRight.”
Written by Natalee Gilbert
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