The Grammy winner, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., took to Twitter Sunday to air his grievances about his exclusion from the upcoming 63rd Grammy Awards in January 2021.
“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me , my musik, or just another technicality?” Wayne, 38, tweeted.
Carter released his thirteenth studio album, “Funeral,” on Jan. 31. It debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but failed to pick up a single Grammy nomination.
“I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?!” Carter added. “Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio.”
Lil Wayne has won a total of five Grammys throughout his lengthy career, including Best Rap Album for “Tha Carter III,” Best Rap Solo Performance for “A Milli” and Best Rap Song for “Lollipop” in 2009.
Lil Wayne is the latest star to lash out against the Recording Academy following shocking Grammy nomination snubs. Most notable was The Weeknd, who failed to pick up a single Grammy nod for his critically acclaimed “After Hours” album, which includes two top-100 hits: “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”
“The Grammys remain corrupt,” The Weeknd wrote on Twitter Nov. 24. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
On Nov. 25, Drake posted on Instagram: “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after.”