The Grammys might be out of touch with hip-hop, but is hip-hop even worried about it? Rapper Rick Ross, for one, said before the ceremony that the awards often fail to recognize the genre's top talents.
"The rap community doesn't feel like the rap Grammy is in touch. Not at all," he said of the award (which Eminem won this year). "This is music that powers from the streets up... If anything, in the rap categories, that's what should most definitely get recognized. Going to the root of it and not just certain artists, the Iggy Azaleas. I want to congratulate her on all her success, but that doesn't represent the community at large."