Nicki Minaj is absolutely furious with the Grammys’ decision about her music

Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” topped the charts upon its release. According to HypeBeast, the song had 21.1 million streams and 89,000 downloads sold in its first week of release. The song then reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Some people believe the hit blurs the lines between the rap and pop genres. As Variety pointed out, unlike her other hits like “Super Bass” and “Starships,” Minaj doesn’t sing a single word throughout the song. That would put “Super Freaky Girl” in the rap category. But the melody and mix of sounds from Rick James’ 1981 hit “Super Freak” make it sound more pop.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Recording Academy’s rap committee that determines which songs are considered eligible rap songs for Grammy Awards, “Super Freaky Girl” is a pop song due to the influence of Rick James’ ’80s hit. Because of this, a source told the media that the committee decided that Minaj’s song should be included in the best pop solo performance category, and the rapper isn’t happy about it.

Nicki Minaj feels it’s unfair that her song has been pushed into the pop category

In response to the decision to enter “Super Freaky Girl” in a pop category at the Grammys, Nicki Minaj took to social media to express her disappointment. “If you can’t see now that there’s a concerted effort to give newer artists things they really don’t deserve, rather than people who have been earning it for many years, then don’t pay attention,” she explained in a 17- minute video posted on Instagram.

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The rapper then took to Twitter to further express her thoughts. “I have no problem being lifted out of the RAP category as long as we are ALL treated FAIR,” she tweeted. Her frustration stems from the fact that she was the only rapper in the category to be promoted to the pop category. She claimed the move was unfair to her and that if her song is moved then Latto’s “Big Energy” should move too.

Minaj has been open about being a woman in the industry. “Female rappers weren’t really on the charts back then,” she said in a voiceover in the trailer for her six-part documentary series. “I fight for the girls who never thought they could win. They need rappers like me.” The trailer then shows how the documentary will delve into Minaj’s respect and love for the art of rap music, the hardships of the industry, and the treatment she receives as a rapper.