There are just some things that make you go “hmmm” or “wow!” In this case, rapper Snoop Dogg is dropping some shocking actual factuals. Although he’s one of Hip-Hop’s most loved and highly regarded figures, some organizations, like the Grammys, don’t seem to recognize his greatness. Believe it or not – Snoop Dogg with a long list of artists like Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Diana Ross have never won a Grammy.
Very early in Snoop Dogg’s career, he received his first Grammy nomination. In 1994, he was nominated for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Dr. Dre for their collaboration “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.” Unfortunately, they lost to Digable Planets’s single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” but Snoop Dogg was once again nominated the following year for Best Rap Performance for his single “Gin and Juice.” However, he lost again to Queen Latifah.
Altogether, Snoop Dogg has garnered a whopping total of 17 Grammy nominations. He shed light on this while speaking with MSNBC’s Ari Melber for an exclusive interview on Mavericks. “Seventeen [nominations] with no W’s,” the rapper said. However, the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper shared that he’s not feeling down in the dumps. “I’m not complaining or crying about it,” said Snoop Dogg. In addition, he feels as though his Grammy Awards are going to come posthumously.
Snoop Dogg shared what he would do if he received a Grammy before his death. The rapper said that he really would like to be awarded with the coveted Gramaphone trophy to “make it an ashtray for taking so long.” With Snoop Dogg being 30 years in the game, he explains that he understands the politics behind the music industry. He also expressed there was a time when he was slated to win but did not. The rapper shared that when he was “at his best, peak, and prime,” the Grammy board wouldn’t award him due to his “controversial” lifestyle. “They wasn’t looking at the music. They was looking at the life outside the music,” said Snoop Dogg. In addition, he labeled the practice “faulty” because he believes they should make their decisions “based on the music.”