Lil Baby is clearly a strong contender for music's 2020 MVP. Still, the Recording Academy overlooked Lil Baby's album when recognizing some of the year's best projects and the snub didn't sit well with his label head.
On Tuesday, Quality Control's Pierre Thomas took to Twitter, where he blasted the Grammys for being "disconnected" from the culture.
"Whoever making the decisions at the Grammys 'You all disconnected like a mf' you don’t speak for our culture," P said. "Congrats to all the nominees. #MyTurnAlbumOfTheYear"
It has become customary for artists to complain about their Grammy snubs, but P has a valid point. In a year riddled with controversy, Lil Baby's My Turn was one of rap's high moments. The album debuted at No. 1 in the country. It also propelled Lil Baby to becoming the first artist in 2020 to have an album that went double-platinum. Because of this, a lot of people agree with P's sentiments and bashed the Grammys for ignoring Lil Baby's album.
Kevin "Coach" Lee, the COO of Quality Control, also commented on it all.
"Lil Baby had the top selling album across all genres this year," Lee said. "When the country was in disarray he spoke out for the culture with one of the most important songs of the year. The snubs this year are glaring and the process in place that overlooked Baby for Best Rap Album or Album of the Year by the Grammys is suspect and infuriating."
In consolation, Lil Baby had several individual nominations for singles—including "The Bigger Picture" which received the Best Rap Performance nod. Lil Baby celebrated this by telling his fans that he'll be donating the proceeds from this song to a community organization.