2016 Grammy Awards: Twitter Offers Mixed Reactions To Rap Nominations

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Kendrick Lamar performs on Day Two of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival on August 1, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. 

The rap nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards already have timelines going from zero to 100 rather quickly. With Kendrick Lamar -- last year's unsung hero -- bagging 11 nods this go-round, Drake, Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and J. Cole also join the ranks with several shout outs from the Academy for best rap album of the year, best rap performance and best rap/ sung collaboration.

Here was how timelines responded to the nominees. 

2016 Grammy Awards: Photos of the Nominees

Kendrick diehards couldn't keep their emojis under control over the news. 

The Future Hive was up in arms about their leader not getting recognition.

Then there was chatter about Drake getting nominated for his Meek Mill diss record "Back To Back."

Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees

Some were thinking out loud in tweets.

Loyal Stans also came to their favorite artists' defense.

Other Twitter civilians also tweeted their disappointment with the Grammy nomination lineup, as well.


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