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YG Fans Picket Grammy Museum After Award Snub
YG may have been passed over for a Grammy nomination, but he's earned a pretty solid consolation prize: a group of dedicated fans who will picket musical institutions on his behalf.
The Compton rapper, whose debut album My Krazy Life was recently passed over for a Grammy nomination, inspired a group of fans to protest the snub yesterday outside the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. His supporters, many of them children, chanted "YG, why not?" and hoisted signs reading "Honk for YG!" On Twitter, the upstart movement earned its own hashtag, #bicket, and prompted an amused reply from the artist himself, who emphasized that he was not spearheading this young revolt:
Damn. This Brazy, my fans protesting about a nigga not bein Grammy nominated. I ain't tell Em do this doe pic.twitter.com/a6GVTtOXWq-- YG (@YG) January 3, 2015
Tonight, YG further tweeted his support, reposting this photo of his admirers:
YG's My Krazy Life was a breakthrough effort for the 24-year-old rapper; its radio single "My Hitta" reached platinum sales and Number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it was passed over in the Best Rap Album Grammy shortlist in favor of releases by Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino, Common, Eminem, Schoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa. In response, YG released the vitriolic track "YG 2015 Flow," in which he claimed, "I got album of the year still."
Watch video from the YG fan protest: