The Internet Is At War Over Jay-Z's Eight Grammy Nominations

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Jay-Z performs during the Budweiser Made In America Festival Benefiting The United Way - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The Internet Is At War Over Jay-Z's Eight Grammy Nominations

Stuck between a Roc and a hard place.

Published November 29, 2017

Allow Jay-Z to reintroduce himself — Grammys-style.

The Roc Nation emperor is leading the 2017 nominations list for music’s most-anticipated annual awards ceremony with eight nods from the Recording Academy. And it’s all thanks to his career-pivoting opus 4:44. Sitting atop the most celebrated categories such as Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Album, Hov’s most poignant tracks from the album have made their debuts, including the conscious “The Story of O.J.” and apologetic title track “4:44.”

Should he score a win for Best Rap/Sung Performance for the power family anthem “Family Feud,” Beyoncé, a.k.a. Mrs. Carter, will also see another Grammy added to her wide collection of Gramophones. But despite 4:44 marking an high point in Jay’s discography, there’s some people who believe he’s far less than deserving of Grammy recognition. In fact, the naysayers argue, they believe his wallet — not his music — is to blame for such elite Recording Academy nods and numbers.

See their arguments for and against 4:44 receiving so many nominations below. 

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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