The time has come to properly give Nicki her things! Barbie’s World scored 2 nominations at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony.
She’s nomination for Best Rap Song and Best Song Written For Visual Media.
The Recording Academy has officially revealed nominations for the 2024 GRAMMYs, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and will air live (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+.
BY ROB HASKELL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY NORMAN JEAN ROY / STYLED BY MAX ORTEGA
On an evening in late August, just as Donald Trump is getting booked on 13 felony charges at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, a sherbet sunset in the western sky casts Santa Monica Boulevard in a Nicki Minaj–pink blush. But Minaj has no time on this day for politics, nor for the soft summer tints gathering outside the windowless sound booth of a Los Angeles recording studio. She is under pressure to hand over a mastered version of “Last Time I Saw You,” a teaser release from her upcoming fifth studio album, and she is nitpicking.
The verses sounded a bit muffled to her ear, so the team sent the track to a mixer, who brightened up the whole thing. But now it’s ping-y and “radio-ish,” she feels, and she swears she hears an ever-so-slight buzz underneath the beat, though no one else is picking up on it. A scholar of her genre and a rigorous wordsmith, she is also a painstaking listener of her own music; she combs through her recordings, rewrites verses, changes up her tone, adds drums, subtracts them. (There were 27 versions of “Anaconda,” her 2014 hit, before she blessed the single.) She presses her engineers to punch up certain words and ensure that every syllable of her raps is clear and comprehensible. Nicki Minaj wants to be understood. “I’m a bit…particular,” she concedes. “Sometimes things that the best engineer in the world wouldn’t hear, I hear. And you know what? I am always right.”
Nicki! That’s all I can really say right now. She did her big one. She served as the host for the night, as well as served us 2 iconic performances. Does it get any better then this? Well… yes! She took home the Moonman for Best Hip Hop, making her the most awarded artist in the category with 5.
For her first performance, she did her first ever live performance of “Last Time I Saw You“. She also previewed “Big Difference“, a fire ass track from her upcoming album Pink Friday 2.
She then closed out the show with a medley to celebrate 50 Years of Hip Hop, with legends like Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Dougie Fresh and more!
Nicki was honored tonight as she received the highest honors of the night at the MTV Video Music Awards. She also won the award for Best Rap Video with “Do We Have A Problem“. Check out the photos in the gallery and the videos below!
Nicki is always taking care of us! After dropping an unexpected compilation album of hits this past Friday, Queen Radio: Vol 1, she surprised the Barbz with a new banger. She teamed up with Skeng to bring us “Likkle Miss“, which is really the dancehall song we needed right now. Check it out below.
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