Twitter was flooded with artist reactions to the 2014 Grammy nomination list.
While Jay Z snagged nine nominations, other artists like Ciara and K. Michelle were missing from the list completely despite having huge hits on the Billboard charts.
K. Michelle claimed that the Grammys just weren’t ready for a Black woman who speaks her mind on her records.
“Wow major Grammy snub,” she tweeted. “I guess a little Black girl who truly speaks her mind was a little 2much huh? Gotta work harder next year.”
While K. Michelle was confused as to why her record “V.S.O.P” was nowhere to be found on the nomination list, Ciara already knew why “Body Party” didn’t make the cut.
She took to Instagram to explain what happened and that she was still very thankful for a successful comeback year.
“Body Party Going number 1 this year was a blessing within itself, and for that I am thankful! Unfortunately it couldn’t be eligible because of the – My Boo – sample in it,” the post explained. “I discovered this before the songs allowed for nomination were set… However this year has been incredible considering the journey a few years prior, and it is JUST the beginning:) So, I’za Happy Happy Girl and Thankful to have a Grammy already!!”
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Despite their wild antics, Twitter was also surprised by the lack of Miley Cyrus nominations and only a few nominations for Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”
Even more disappointing was the lack of nominations for Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
In addition to a few snubs, the nomination list also included some huge surprises.
Tamar Braxton received several nominations and she took to Twitter to give her Tamartians (fans) a huge shout out.
“#lookatgod. #Tamartianfriends we are going to the @TheGRAMMYs_ ! Thank you so much 4 riding for me!! What ever happens NEXT… It is WELL with my SOUL,” she tweeted.
Teenage artist Lorde lived up to expectations with four nominations thanks to her smash hit “Royals.” A bizarre VMA performance didn’t stop Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” from being nominated for record of the year and Jay Z will be battling it out with his best pal Kanye West as “Holy Grail” and “New Slaves” were both nominated for “Best Rap Song.”