2012 Grammy Nominations: Did Kanye West Get Snubbed For Album Of The Year?

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Nadeska Alexis

Official nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday night (November 30) and although Kanye West is currently leading the pack with 7 nominations—which includes Best Rap Album and Song of the Year—he was noticeably absent in one category: Album of the Year. Those 7 other nominations are nothing to scoff at, but considering the attention, praise and critical acclaim that em>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has received, it’s not surprising that some fans think Kanye got snubbed in the category.

Without MBDTF in the running, Adele is the instant favorite in the category, but you can’t help but wonder: In what beautiful dark twisted universe is it okay for Rihanna’s Loud to top Ye for an Album of the Year nomination? Check out a few fan reactions below.

Album of the Year Nominees
» Adele – 21
» Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
» Lady Gaga – Born This Way
» Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
» Rihanna – Loud

Before the nominations were announced, it almost seemed like a sure bet that Kanye would would be considered for Album of the Year. We all know @kanyewest’s #MBDTF is getting nominated for Album of the Year. #GrammyNominations,” wrote @HughJeann.

When that didn’t happen, this is what the reactions looked like:

@MrDVOTO Like I said these people have absolutely no respect for rap :@ #MBDTF should have been nominated #grammynominations

@BX_Bomber02 That’s still one short. Snubbed #MBDTF RT @MTVRapFix: Kanye West was nominated for 7 Grammy Awards last night.

@Its_Ala How does Kanye get 7 nominations but not album of the year? #MBDTF was amazing.

@dustinjp88 If #mbdtf dnt win album of the year I will lose the little respect I have left 4 the #grammys

@ZWhite1914: As far as I’m concerned. #MBDTF and Adele’s 21 should be the only albums up for Album of the Year.”

@divyasukumar Wow, #MBDTF got robbed for Album of the Year.#GrammyNominations

@TheRealJB18 #MBDTF received 94 on metacritic, which was tied for 3rd highest of 2010. & Grammys snubbed the album. Lol guess another year #Iaintwatchin.

@TheRealDMArtest Kanye last solo album #MBDTF was mad solid. Better than whoever got nominated. Stop hating on Ye!

@noire_femme n.d. I’m not mad at @rihanna…I’m sure Loud was a catchy album but when you compare it to #MBDTF track for track the ingenuity, thought,

@AlexAntonetz Don’t care what anyone says or if I’m biased. #MBDTF not getting an Album of the Year nomination is completely and utterly idiotic.

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