This is rather ironic.
If you were paying attention to literally any entertainment news source this morning, you noticed that the Grammy nominations were announced. While their leaders could have been predicted easily, the Grammys are hardly surprising on a yearly basis. Considering how potent his return turned out to be, Eminem was almost guaranteed to get a Grammy nom for Kamikaze. While he was left out of the "Best Rap Album" category, Em was nominated for "Best Rap Song" for "Lucky You." The section is pretty loaded as it's up against "Sicko Mode," "God's Plan," "Win," and "King's Dead." We'll have to wait and see how the voters swing but for now, people are focused on the sheer irony of Em's nomination considering his multiple Grammy disses in the song.
"I done won a couple Grammys, but I sold my soul to get ‘em," raps Shady on the song. He went in a little harder on a few other Kamikaze tracks but the organizers of the Grammys must have not listened to those. As the song begins, Joyner Lucas states that he's wanted a Grammy all his life but that it would probably never come his way. Maybe this is his chance.
Joyner Lucas is also nominated in the Music Videos category for "I'm Not Racist." Eminem has now been nominated for a total of 44 awards in the show's history. Will you be tuning in to see who wins?