Kanye West Rants About Grammy Awards At Atlantic City Show

posted Sunday December 30 ,2012 at 11:18AM CST | 101 comments

Kanye West Rants About Grammy Awards At Atlantic City Show

Kanye West takes a moment during a recent show to address the Recording Academy.

As is yearly custom, Kanye West went on a rant about the Grammy Awards during his recent show in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Making sure he got in a few words about the Grammys before the end of the year, 'Ye discussed award losses and lack of nominations both old and new. “I love Maroon 5, but when I lost for 'Best New Artist' to Maroon 5… Or when Watch the Throne and Dark Fantasy, neither of them got nominated for 'Album of the Year,' or when 'Niggas in Paris' didn’t get nominated for 'Record of the Year'… So don’t expect to see me at the Grammys this year, you nah mean?!”

Kanye conceded that the "Grammy Family" consisting of him, Common, and John Legend have won 18 awards, but quickly added that they were in "all of the black categories."

Watch the rant below:

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  • hell yeah
    Welcome back Kanye! I miss this shit man. The scene needs a good Kanye rant every few months or so. But stop hangin with Puff
  • Anonymous
    I actuali did'nt see common in any of the nominations bt then they had Rick ross on dere...i dnt evn kno the criteria 4 being nominated 4 d grammys cos nowadays shitty music gt all the nominations...
  • RRBOYCEIII
    Best Rant Ever, Nah Mean....
  • Jerry
    Till this day, the only person that puts on a good rant on stage is Axl fuckin' Rose.
  • So Icy Boi!
    Lil Wayne sold mo album den Kanye West... and his singles are best sellin of all time. Lil Wayne and Drake da best rappers ever. swag
    • TRUTH
      Shut the fuck up you homo. Why do you even try trolling? Oh yeah, Happy New Year BIIIOOOOTCH!!!
  • rapper2freedom
    Do you see 50 complaining, its what you do in your career that matters. Accomplish a lot then a petty award won't mean shit.
  • mozeez
    bull shit
  • that
    I understand Kanye is a crazy dude but his music awesome. I don't care what anyone says but My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy deserved the Album of the year by a landslide. It is one of the best albums of all time. ALL TIME
    • Anonymous
      KANYE IS SO COOL I DONT CARE THAT HE PUT 808'S AND HEATBREAK I WANT TO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC ANYWAYS CAUSE I WANT TO BE COOL
    • Anonymous
      DONT LISTEN TO KAYNE. THERES TO NEGATIVITY IN MAINSTREAM HIP HOP.. LISTEN TO CYNE CYNE- STEADY CYNE- TRAGEDY CYNE- 400 YEARS
    • Anonymous
      THE DOPEST DOPE EVER WROTE
    • Anonymous
      CYNE - TRAGIC CYNE - FIRST PERSON its a shame when u think what hip hop could be
    • J.Beez
      I wouldn't say by a landslide. If you listened to Big Boi's Sir Lucious that year, the arrangements and composition was slightly better than Ye's shit that year.
    • CYNE
      GET OFF MA DICK GEY NIGAS!
  • Shannon Alexander
    What a twat...
  • Always Bitching
    With kanye's logic, that means Nas shouldn't win in any of his catergories because his singles and albums did not sell if he is crying that Niggas in Paris did not win. Why is acting like he doesn't know there is a difference between commercial singles and non commercial single. sometimes the grammys decide to respect non commercial singles.
    • Anonymous
      so explain rihanna's album "loud" being nominated for album of the year over my beautiful dark twisted fantasy....
    • Xthehandoffate
      Bruh Kanye not bitching cause eh sold albums and singles hes bitching because hes doing more than just rap and he just get thrown into the rap category hes tryna tell yall that the grammys is racist! they dont want black people winning overall album of the year or none of that dude. You niggas to stupid to understand though
    • Anonymous
      Going back to 99 only black artists that have won are, Lauren Hill in 1999, Not black but Santana just to say race doesn't really play issue the next year in 2000 so no white winners in two years holy shit. Than Outkast in 2004, 2005 Ray Charles...Point is Kanye is in HIP HOP categories I will cosign with the Grammy's are probably not too excited when hip hop albums are up for the award I'll give ya that, to say they're just racist. Check the full list. I'm sick of always reading how "THEY" whoever the fuck they are don't want black people winning this or black people doing this, there will always be haters but to say Society hasn't come decently far with all that is unfair. People are people who have some who still think slavery is cool we know this but those are People and usually people suck, which I guess would make Society suck, but at least there has been some progress in killing all this hate and color barriers. It's just annoying reading about race being the issue for everything. HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • TakeOver
    you say Kanye Bitching and crying look at the comments, sounds like a bunch of females on this website. Everyone here catching feelings over another man catching feelings.. hahaha white kids smh...
  • Anonymous
    None of those songs or albums deserved those awards, case closed. This fool lives in a box. Grammy's are fake anyways, so are 99% of award shows.
  • Looga
    Bitch please! You dont see Eminem bitching about how he was royally screwed at the 2010-2011 Grammys!
    • ???
      What are you talking about? Em won hella Grammys with Recovery!
  • Anonymous
    Gay shit
  • TROLLING
    KANYE CRYING AGAIN... HOW DOES RAY J DICK TASTE HAHA
    • da brutus online
      ask your mom nigga
    • jg
      ask your sister nigga
    • SDK
      ASK TO KIM
  • Anonymous
    It's not like the Grammy's hold much weight anymore anyway. Just be glad you aren't a has been.
    • Anonymous
      Um yeah they do.
  • Frank Wonder
    I can't be mad at Kanye for this. He should've been nominated.
  • u5
    You Barbra Streisand Edition Bentley-ass niggaz...
  • Shitniggashere
    He wants a trophy for his work dats all..... Bitches!