Minaj’s Grammys Changed the Category of Music

Nicki Minaj’s swipe at Grammys for changing song category pulls Latto into Twitter feud

Updated 11:00 pm, Monday, September 24, 2014

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Tia Mowry, left, attends the Grammys after performing her song “All About That Bass” Sunday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif.

Tia Mowry, left, attends the Grammys after performing her song “All About That Bass” Sunday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif.

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Nicki Minaj’s swipe at Grammys for changing song category pulls Latto into Twitter feud

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On Sunday, Grammy voters did exactly what a Twitter troll said they wouldn’t: they changed the definition of music category from its normal one of “artistic achievement in the recording industry” to “contemporary contemporary music composed by black American females.”

And the singer said her reaction to the change was “bitchslapped” — a comment she later deleted.

Shortly after the announcement last month, Minaj said in a tweet, “If it’s a song with lyrics, they don’t need another category, there shouldn’t be a pop or rap category,” referring to what she sees as a category with “too much white folks trying to pretend they can rap.”

And just to drive the point home, in another tweet, she said: “I would rather have a category like ‘POP AND rap female songs made by a black woman,’ then have a category like ‘contemporary contemporary music composed by black American females.’”

And in another, she said: “I would rather have a category like ‘contemporary contemporary music composed by black American females.’”

Minaj’s rant started when she was confronted by another blogger, Latto, over some comments that he had posted on Minaj’s Wikipedia page.

Latto had said that Minaj’s “All About That Bass” was “the best song to have appeared on

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