In December, the 38-year-old rapper wondered aloud on Twitter why he wasn't invited or nominated in this year's ceremony. "As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me, my musik, or just another technicality?" he contemplated. "I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio."
Weezy took home four awards in one night at the 2009 Grammy Awards for best rap solo performance for "A Milli," best rap song for "Lollipop," best rap performance by a duo or group for his "Swagga Like Us" collab and best rap album for Tha Carter III. He later took home the Grammy Award for best rap performance for "No Problem" in 2017.
His 13th studio album Funeral, which topped the Billboard 200 chart in February 2020, was absent from the general or rap categories, but it received a Grammy nomination for best recording package. The award would have gone to art director Kyle Goen, not Weezy, had Funeral won, but it lost to The Desert Sessions' Vols. 11 & 12.