Nicki Minaj`s fans left disappointed after the rapper was mistakenly announced the winner on the official X account and website of the Grammys.
Confusion erupted when the official Grammys Twitter and website tweeted – and promptly deleted – an announcement declaring Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice as winners in the rap category for their track `Barbie World`. The error was promptly corrected in a new tweet. Killer Mike`s `Scientists & Engineers` actually clinched the award.
Reacting to it, Nicki`s fan on X wrote, “Industry owes Nicki an apology.”
“Like how does the Grammys mistakenly do this to Nicki Minaj, she know what she be talking about with these people be playing dirty games! #grammys,” another one posted on X.
The competitive category also featured nominations for Just Wanna Rock (Lil Uzi Vert), Attention (Doja Cat), and Rich Flex (Drake & 21 Savage).
Miley Cyrus wins her first Grammy:
Cyrus bagged the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for her track `Flowers`. She triumphed over Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift. She received the coveted trophy from veteran singer Mariah Carey.
Cyrus kicked off her speech with a shout-out to Carey. “This is just too iconic,” she said.
She said she was “stuck in the rain and traffic” and worried she was going to “miss” the first award of the night, “and I could`ve missed the award, that`s fine, but not Mariah Carey. I just saw you at the Hollywood Bowl, it was everything.”
“I got stuck in my lucky number three seat and so there`s a story I want to tell that sums up this moment and I wasn`t going to tell it, but now Mariah`s here,” she said, as she went onto to share:
“So there was a little boy that all he wanted for his birthday was a butterfly. And so his parents gave him a butterfly net and he was so excited. He just went outside, out in the sun, and started swinging and swinging. But with no luck. He sat down on the ground he finally let go and he surrendered and he was okay that he wasn`t gonna capture this beautiful butterfly. And right when he did is when the butterfly came and landed right on the tip of his nose. This song `Flowers` is my butterfly. Thank you.”
(with inputs from ANI)