Nicki Minaj Fans Cry Foul as Grammys Face Backlash Over Mistaken Win Tweet

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The 66th Grammy Awards kicked off with a controversy reminiscent of Warren Beatty's infamous Oscars mix-up, leaving Nicki Minaj fans outraged and crying foul.

Despite the main ceremony not slated to start until 5 PM PT, the Recording Academy began the pre-show festivities by announcing winners on their official social media account.

Among the early recipients was Nicki Minaj, along with Ice Spice, for their collaboration "Barbie World," which snagged the Best Rap Song accolade.

However, the celebration was short-lived as the Recording Academy swiftly deleted the congratulatory tweet and replaced it with one declaring Killer Mike the rightful winner for his track "Scientists & Engineers," featuring André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane.

As the news circulated, confusion and frustration mounted, particularly among Nicki Minaj's devoted fanbase, known as the Barbz.

This setback adds to Minaj's history of Grammy disappointments, with the rapper amassing 12 nominations without a single win.

Additionally, Minaj was in contention for Best Song Written for Visual Media, losing out to Billie Eilish and FINNEAS for "What Was I Made For?"

However, the Barbz aren't simply lamenting Minaj's continued Grammy snubs; they're rallying behind the hashtag #Scammys and #BarbieWorld on social media, alleging foul play and suggesting that the Recording Academy's actions may be influenced by Minaj's past conflicts, notably her public feud with fellow artist Megan Thee Stallion.

With speculation swirling and emotions running high, the question remains: was this a genuine mistake by the Recording Academy's social media team, or does it hint at a more significant issue within the music industry's most prestigious awards ceremony?

The controversy has sparked a debate among fans and industry insiders alike, leaving many to wonder about the integrity of the Grammy Awards and the transparency of its voting process.

As the dust settles on this early Grammy drama, one thing is clear: the spotlight is not only on the winners and nominees but also on the mechanisms behind the scenes that dictate who takes home the coveted gramophone trophy.

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