That’s right: The Recording Academy chose to not award the new-school darlings of the hip-hop and R&B world, “Cardi B and SZA, with a smidgen of recognition beyond nomination. How Sway?
SZA was nominated for 5, count ’em, 5 awards and lost every single one. She lost Best New Artist to Alessia Cara, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song to Bruno Mars; Best Urban Contemporary Album to the Weeknd; and Best Rap/Sung Performance to Kendrick and Rihanna.
Cardi was up for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and lost both to K-Dot. Fans of both women were heated.
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