Kanye West Addresses Grammy Album of Year Snub: Watch

Kanye West performs at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY, November 19, 2013

Christopher Polk

'Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?'

Kanye West isn't pleased with the Grammy Awards.

During his 'Yeezus' show in Phoenix, Arizona last night (December 10), the rapper shared his disappointment in the 56th annual Grammy Awards for being excluded from the Album of the Year category.

"I’m 36-years old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. So when the Grammys nominations come out, and 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?" he said.

"But no, no; Only positive energy [and] only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say 'marginalized,' when I say 'boxed in'  when I say 'hold back,' when I say 'people are afraid of the truth,' that’s one example right there in front of you," he continued.

'Ye is nominated for Best Rap Album (for "Yeezus") and Best Rap Song (for "New Slaves"), but it's not enough: "People come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. Fuck those nominations!"

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