Nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards were released yesterday, with several fan faves making the cut. Cardi B, 2017’s biggest success story, shocked fans and haters alike after earning two nominations, for Best Rap Song and BestRap Performance.
Although the former reality star had plenty of support by way of her #BardiGang, others question if her summer smash “Bodak Yellow” is truly worthy of such an honor because the Bronx rhymer’s birth name, Belcalis Almanzar, isn’t listed as a writer on the song. Original artist Kodak Black is credited.
Damn so Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is nominated for a Grammy but if she win she can’t personally claim it because the song is all based off of Kodak Black’s “No Flockin’” pic.twitter.com/DnslckWZgr
— Real Ting 🕊 (@RayStPatrick) November 28, 2017
Y’all really think Bodak Yellow deserves a Grammy and have the audacity to complain about more “talented” artists always being overlooked by chart/sales success. Lol
— Dis Ain’t Gina Bitch (@BringTheBeatIn) November 28, 2017
Cardi B’s Ghost Writer interrupting her while she accepts her Grammy for Bodak Yellow pic.twitter.com/SCOaIcHwvl
— JIMI (@ardiphithecus) November 28, 2017
Can’t wait for Kodak to win a Grammy for Bodak Yellow pic.twitter.com/7rmm5jnkBw
— Stephen Dacres (@SRDtv) November 28, 2017
The 25-year-old responded to critics via Instagram, saying people want to discredit her because of her relatively short time in the business, all while insisting she wrote her own lyrics for the hit and gave Kodak Black his due credit from day one.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.