Kanye West tops Grammy noms

    Kanye West has come out on top of the list of Grammy nominees for 2012!

    Between Watch the Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezy snagged seven nominations this morning. His hip-hop projects earned him two nods in the Best Rap Album category, where he’s also up against Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Lupe Fiasco.

    His hit "All of the Lights," for which the video had to be redone, got a nomination for Song of the Year. Bruno Mars’ "Grenade" and Adele’s "Rolling in the Deep" are also up for the award.

    Hov and Kanye are in the running for Best Rap Performance thanks to "Otis." But they face some stiff competition against Nicki, Lupe and Wiz Khalifa. The award could also go to "Look at Me Now," which Chris Brown performed with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

    Although it feels like she’s been around forever, Nicki Minaj has been nominated for Best New Artist along with J. Cole. J.Cole’s made so much of a splash in hip-hop, that he appeared in the video for Beyoncé’s "Party."

    Speaking of "Party," the album version with Andre 3000 has gotten a nod for Best Rap/Song Collaboration.

    Ledisi will also have a reason to come out as she has received a nom for Best R&B Song thanks to "Pieces of Me."

    While the nominees are all gushing about what an honor it is to be considered for the prestigious award, Jill Scott was very vocal about being snubbed. 

    She expressed her disappointment, tweeting, "0 nominations. I’m speechless. Cover of Billboard, #1 cd in the country, tied/broke the record for Urban radio. Ok…so…ok. Wow"

    She didn’t stay speechless, however, as she clarified that she sort of felt entitled to a nod for Light of the Sun. "I don’t need a Grammy. I deserve it & I’m clear on that," she stated. "The Light of the Sun was/is magical . We were lifted & filled w/ truth. I ❤ it."

    Jill quickly got over her snub because she is confident in her talent…she still felt slighted, though. "Grammy’s do not define me. Have u ever deserved something and not gotten it? It sucks and is insulting," Jill wrote. "My head is up. My son is healthy, my family is loving & so are my fans. God is real. Disappointments too still I come thru like a Kung foo."

    Whether your favorites made the list or not, check out who takes home the prize on February 12 when CBS airs the 54th Grammys at 8 p.m. EST.

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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