Los Angeles, California – The Recording Academy made a major blunder on social media by falsely announcing Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice as the winners of the Grammy for Best Rap Song, despite the award actually going to Killer Mike.
The organization initially tweeted out congratulations to Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice for their track “Barbie World,” before quickly removing the tweet and issuing a correction congratulating Killer Mike instead. This mishap did not go unnoticed by fans, who took to social media to call out the mistake.
In addition to the erroneous tweet, the duo was also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for their song “Barbie World,” but did not secure a win in that category either. Ice Spice was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best New Artist but did not win in those categories.
Nicki Minaj, a 12-time Grammy nominee, has yet to win a Grammy award during her career. Meanwhile, Ice Spice has seen tremendous success, gaining over 48 million Spotify listeners in 2023 and being named Best New Artist at last year’s VMAs.
Despite the mix-up at the Grammys, Ice Spice announced that she will be releasing her debut album titled “Y2K” this year, teasing a “crazy” yet secretive collaboration on the project. The album will follow her debut EP, “Like..?,” released in January 2023. Ice Spice’s rise to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable, as she continues to capture the attention of a global audience with her music.
The debacle at the Grammys highlights the need for accuracy and attention to detail, as well as the pressure that comes with managing high-profile events in the music industry. While the Recording Academy’s mistake caused some confusion, it did not detract from the accomplishments of the true winners, including Killer Mike, who rightfully earned the recognition for Best Rap Song.