Several artists are speaking their mind about the lack of nominations.
"Other" girls? Girl...
Everyone thinks their kid is cute.In case you were living under a rock (sounds nice), MTV announced the 2015 Video Music Award nominations. Taylor Swift and Beyonce ruled the categories as expected, and while millions of fans around the globe celebrated their favs, not everyone was equally thrilled. Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj, Dawn Richard and Tinashe spoke up through social media about their dissatisfaction and/or confusion. Azealia Banks:
Poor Me.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) July 21, 2015
All my videos deserve VMas and my album deserves a Grammy but I'll never get one because America doesn't like opinionated black women.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) July 21, 2015
If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. 😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
U couldn't go on social media w/o seeing ppl doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween...an impact like that & no VOTY nomination?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
When the "other" girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Ironically, I'm shooting a VIDEO today😩— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Ok love u guys I have to get ready. Keep reppin me, do it til the death of me. X in the box. Cuz ain't nobody checkin me😜 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
So .. Best visual effects ? pic.twitter.com/ECHaGao5xx— D∆WN (@DawnRichard) July 21, 2015
7 visuals. No label. No distribution. No team. Off one album in less than 8 months.— D∆WN (@DawnRichard) July 21, 2015
All good. Got more on the way. Just going to make art for those who DO fuck with it. In the end that's what matters. Just work harder.— D∆WN (@DawnRichard) July 21, 2015
...let em sleep. I ain't tripping let em rest in peace 💀— Tinashe (@Tinashe) July 21, 2015