50 Cent celebrated 'In Da Club' hitting 1.5 billion views on YouTube by reminding the Grammys they 'cheated' him out of the 2004 Best New Artist award.
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ 50 Cent Rubs 'In Da Club' Milestone In The Grammys' Face Over Best New Artist Snub Published on:Jul 4, 2022, 8:11 AM by 1 The Grammys dont exactly have the best reputation when it comes to Hip Hop, but one of the Recording Academys biggest blunders came in 2004 when they overlooked 50 Cent for Best New Artist. The G-Unit rapper lost out to rock band Evanescene, despite dropping the biggest-selling album of 2003 with Get Rich or Die Tryin and emerging as one of the hottest acts in not only Hip Hop, but music as a whole. 18 years later, 50 is still pissed about the snub. On Sunday (July 3), In Da Club the scorching-hot Get Rich or Die Tryin single that soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and catapulted him to global fame surpassed 1.5 billion views on YouTube, making it the most popular 2000s rap video on the platform. The Queens, New York native couldnt help but rub it in the Grammys face while celebrating the milestone. Still no best new artist I dont know why people always want to cheat me man, he wrote on Instagram. They are counting from 2009, that song came out in 2003 Damn it Man ! A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) This isnt the first time 50 Cent has aired out the Grammys. In November 2020, the Power mogul put the Recording Academy on blast over their Best Rap Album picks at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, which included Nas Kings Disease, Jay Electronicas A Written Testimony, Royce Da 59s The Allegory, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemists Alfredo and D Smokes Black Habits. Best Rap Album, wrote 50, who was likely irked by the omission of Pop Smokes Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. They out of touch this shit aint it, get the fuck outta here. February 25, 2022 In an interview with Spotifys RapCaviar prior to those nominees being announced, 50 Cent whose only Grammy win came in 2010 for his appearance on Eminems Crack a Bottle claimed the Grammys purposefully overlook street rap. They gave me Grammys when I was with Em, when Im on records with Eminem, he said. Other than that, theyre afraid to give him Grammys because they think its teaching the audience to want to be like Pop and to be like him is to be part of gang culture. Who you see get Grammys that is making drill music? You mean to tell me aint none of those songs worthy of it? As for In Da Club, which managed only Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance nominations at the 2004 Grammy Awards, the track enjoyed a resurgence earlier this year after 50 Cent performed it while hanging upside down a nod to its iconic music video during Dr. Dres Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. D12s Bizarre recently recalled Suge Knight attempting to intimidate 50 who was signed to Dres Aftermath Entertainment on the set of the In Da Club video shoot.