Every year a handful of artists are recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with Grammy nominations. Those who are not nominated undoubtably feel slighted, but no one is more passionate or vocal about it than Kanye West. Even as an artist with 21 Grammys under his belt, the 36-year-old rapper has been snubbed countless times.
But for West, it isn't just about not being nominated. It's about being nominated in certain categories and not in others.
"I've been nominated for Best Album maybe three times," he told director Steve McQueen in Interview magazine. "But let's go into the fact that I have the most Grammys of any 36-year-old or 40-year-old or whatever, and I've never won a Grammy outside of the Rap or R&B categories."
Similarly, during his show in Phoenix, Arizona on Dec. 10, 2013, West told the crowd, "Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. So when the Grammys nominations come out, and 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice?"
West continued, "People come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F--k those nominations!"
Without further adieu, here are the biggest Grammys snubs of all time: