Nicki Minaj, J. Cole Lose Best New Artist Grammy To Bon Iver

By Nadeska Alexis

At last year’s Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber’s fans were up in arms when the Canadian sensation lost the Best New Artist award to jazz singer Esperanza Spalding and this year’s award didn’t go over too well either. Nicki Minaj and J. Cole were both nominated in the category up against Skrillex, The Band Perry and Bon Iver, and Bon Iver took home the award. Fans weighed in on the win via Twitter, with plenty of people upset that Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Skrillex were overlooked for the indie artist.

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Check out some Twitter reactions from fans:

DJBooth My mother just called to ask me why Nicki Minaj didnt win BestNew Artist. My night is complete.

AlliCWard NICKI MINAJ DIDNT WIN BEST NEW ARTIST?????????? #WHAT #WHY #HOW #RIGGED

kj_bg7fan Sorry bon iver but the best new artist grammy shoulda went to either j.cole or nicki minaj

JoelMakesMusic
Nicki Minaj didn’t win Best New Artist. That alone is enough to restore my faith in humanity.

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SbThaDon And I don’t like nicki minaj like that but she should have won thebest new artist award … #grammys

XclusivesZone J. Cole or Nicki Minaj should have won Best New Artist. Bon Iver’s first album dropped in 2008. How are they a new artist?

DiverStar Bon Iver just took Nicki Minaj’s moment 4 life!

Fantronomy That belonged to Nicki Minaj. Tbh.

MistaBadBoi bon iver won best new artist over nicki minaj and j cole , now this is a joke #GRAMMYs

SaraxJxLuvsDGIT Bon Iver…..Congratulations, i’m really happy for you, & i’ma let you finish, but Nicki Minaj was supposed to win BEST NEW ARTIST. *Pissed*