This year, a rapper will not win the “Best New Artist” trophy at the 2013 Grammy Awards. We know this because no rappers were actually nominated for the category. But, does it really matter? Last year we thought for sure that Nicki Minaj was going to win the award, but she ended up getting beat out by Bon Iver, who seemed more surprised than anyone else when his name was called. And, once again, a rapper got snubbed by the Grammy voters.
We don’t know exactly why. But, over time, there have been a number of rappers who have been nominated for the “Best New Artist” category and walked away empty-handed on Grammy night. It puzzles us. So, we decided to put together a list of 5 Rappers Who Should Have Won “Best New Artist” At The Grammy Awards But Didn’t. Can anyone help explain why these rappers got the cold shoulder at the Grammy Awards?