Nicki Minaj on Grammy snub: 'I'm not worried about it'

By Gina DiFalco,

Nicki Minaj didn’t get nominated for a Grammy this year, but she’s not taking it personally.

The “Super Bass” singer and new American Idol judge released a new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which contained a couple hits, such as “Starships,” but still no Grammy nod.

“I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she told The AP.

Minaj was nominated for three Grammys last year, but she thinks “the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss ... and that’s just between me and them.”

She did add, “But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.”

Before she even released her first album, she was nominated for being on Ludacris’ song “My Chick Bad” in 2011.

“I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I’m selling out arenas in London, and when I’m in Australia and Japan, there aren’t any Grammys there,” she continued. “There are human beings who I’ve touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that’s what my career is based on.”

She added that if she was around for 10 years and still didn’t get one, then she’d start to worry, MTV reports.

"You do feel good when you get awards and accolades. Maybe if I had been doing this for 10 years and I thought like, `Oh my god, I've put out 10 albums' – maybe it would have hurt my feelings. But I still feel so new that it's like, `Charge it to the game,'" she said. "It's part of the game."

image: NBCUniversal



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