Post Malone Reportedly “Kicked Out" Of Hip-Hop Category At Grammys
11 October 2018, 15:49 | Updated: 11 October 2018, 15:51
Posty's latest album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' was deemed to be more Pop music than Hip-Hop according to a Grammys insider.
Post Malone has reportedly been removed from the Hip-Hop category at this year’s Grammy category.
The ‘Better Now’ rapper, who attempted to submit his latest album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’, was allegedly “kicked out of the rap category and pushed into pop.”
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A source told AP that Best rap album nominees must contain 51 percent or more of rap music, and the Grammys rap committee felt 'Beerbongs' leaned more toward the pop genre with its the production, sound and melodies.
The anonymous Grammys insider added that Post Malone’s diverse album also includes singing, elements of R&B and rock and veers outside of rap with songs like the guitar-based 'Stay.'
The larger Grammys committee is claimed to have listened to the entire 18-track album and voted that it would compete in pop instead of rap.
Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ contains singles such as ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Psycho’ as well as ‘Better Now’.
Interestingly, Post Malone was also submitted for the Best New Artist category at the Grammys however it was deemed that had already passed new artist status, following hits such as ‘Congratulations’ and ‘White Iverson’.
Cardi B was also submitted for the Best New Artist category however it she didn’t qualify because she had enough new music to be eligible for Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammys and had also had previous nominations.