By Henna Kathiya
Although Nicki Minaj had a big year with the release of her sophomore album Roman Reloaded, Queen Barb did not get any nominations for the Grammys this year. Still, Nicki isn’t taking it too personally. In a recent interview with AP, the 30-year old rapper said that she’ll get one when her time comes.
“I’ve gotten tons of awards, and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she said (via Rap-Up). Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has reached gold status. She received three Grammy nominations last year, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for her platinum debut, Pink Friday, but she was shut out of this year’s nominations.
Nicki had her own ideas about why the Recording Academy didn’t give her a nomination but was vague about the details. “I think that the Grammys had a different reason that I do not want to discuss…and that’s just between me and them,” she added. “But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.”
Even though she was shut out this year, The YMCMB rapper acknowledged that as long as she is making people happy, not much else matters. “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 said. “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 also acknowledged the fact that she’s still pretty new in the game and earning her awards is just a part of the game. “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.”