Jay Z was nominated for a whopping eight Grammy Awards on Sunday and he walked away with not a single award.
Walking into the night the most nods; including Record of the Year and Album of the Year, the rapper wound up losing in all eight categories and the Internet is pissed.
Although Jay wound up falling behind some of the industry’s greats, like Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, people online are convinced the rapper, most recognized of his album 4:44, was completely snubbed.
It seems, however, that folks are more concerned that Jay didn’t pick up an award simply because it’s Jay Z, rather than his album and singles were deserving.
The New York rapper was also supposed to perform during this year’s awards show, but two weeks prior to the televised program, he declined.
“We’ve been kind of quiet about that,” the show’s executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, told the Los Angeles Times. “We had a conversation that we thought was going to lead to a performance and really only two weeks ago he basically said he’d rather not. He wanted to come and enjoy the show. And I understand.”
Thoughts? Should Jay have snagged at last one award? Or at the very least, should he have performed.