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Kanye West Grammy Nominations: Rapper Grabs Two Nods

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Kanye West is among the nominees for the 2014 Grammys.
Kanye West is among the nominees for the 2014 Grammys.

Kanye West was nominated for two Grammy awards on Friday night as a part of CBS' "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" He received nominations for Best Rap Album for "Yeezus" and Best Rap Song for his single "New Slaves." West was notably not nominated for Album of Year for "Yeezus," which was largely praised by critics.

Hosted by LL Cool J at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, the live show featured performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake, Lorde, and Robin Thicke, among others. Other artists up for awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards include Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and Katy Perry.

West has long been vocal about his distaste for the awards show, targeting the Grammys in various rants during his concerts. In February, after the 55th annual Grammys, West said simply, "The Grammys can suck my d--k."

At February's awards show, West won Best Rap Performance for "N----s in Paris" with Jay-Z, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "No Church in the Wild" with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, and The-Dream, and Best Rap Song for "N----s in Paris" with Jay-Z, Mike Dean, and Chauncey Hollis.

While he was honored at the 55th annual Grammys, West chose not to attend the show. No word from the rapper as to whether he will be making an appearance at the 2014 awards. The 56th annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Jan. 26, 2014.

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