Fat Joe Believes He Should Have Won Grammy in 2017
Fat Joe believes he should have been awarded a Grammy in 2017.
The New York rapper has said that he feels he was robbed of what would have been his first Grammy by Chicago’s Chance the Rapper.
Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s hot single “All the Way Up” alongside rapper French Montana was nominated for the Best Rap Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards,
Unfortunately for Joey Crack and his colleagues, they eventually lost out to Chance’s hit song “No Problem” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, from Chance’s ‘Coloring Book’ album.
The performance of “No Problem” would go on to win Best Rap Performance for 2017.
Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up” also competed with Drake’s super hit “Hotline Bling” for Best Rap Song, and lost out in that category too.
In a new interview with men’s fashion magazine, GQ, Fat Joe spoke about his belief that “All the Way Up” should’ve taken home the award over Chance’s “No Problem.”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - No Problem (Official Video)
The 52-year-old OG rapper said he does not harbour any bad feelings against Chance The Rapper, but said that he believed that his song had a bigger impact on the rap community as a whole.
“I should have won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance 2017,” Fat Joe told GQ in the interview.
“Chance is a cool guy,” he said, “But the Grammy should have come my way.”
“‘All the Way Up’ was bigger,” he expanded, “Not only that, if people understood the culture, Remy and I were like Robin Hood and Cinderella.”
“They could have done the ‘hood a favor and given ‘All the Way Up,’ the fuckin’ Grammy. You understand?,” the rapper stated.
“They gave it to Chance the Rapper — and for what?,” he said, “I’m not going to be disrespectful, but they gave it to him for a record I don’t even know no more.”
“This is my point,” he concluded, “I don’t even know what he beat us with.
“Do you understand?”
The hit song was first released in March of 2016.
“All the Way Up” was one of the biggest rap songs that year and it peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was also awarded triple platinum status for its great sales.
The popular track proved to be Fat Joe’s most played song in some time, as he had enjoyed most of his musical success in the early 2000s.