VIBE ran down a few reasons why Nicki, Martha and Roman won't be taking home a trophy this year.
Reason #1: The Grammy organizers are still mad about the weird performance that Nicki Minaj put on last year.
Remember what Nicki did last year? She showed up on the red carpet with "the Pope" and then performed an exorcism of her alter ego Roman while she performed a new song called "Roman's Holiday." It was, er, interesting, to say the least. The Grammy organizers haven't forgotten it, either. On a night where they were scrambling to celebrate the life of Whitney Houston on super short notice, Nicki put on one of the most ridiculous performances in Grammy history. So, they must have decided to make her pay for it this year by snubbing her. And, let's face it: After last year's performance, she probably deserved it.
Reason #2: The Grammy organizers weren't sure what category to put Nicki Minaj's music into this year.
Nicki's sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was a commercial success. But, one of the problems that a lot of rap fans had with it was that it was so geared to the pop charts. Sure, it included songs like "Come On A Cone," "Beez In The Trap," and "Roman Reloaded." But, the songs that really made an impact in 2012 were tracks like "Starships" and "Pound The Alarm." So, the Grammy organizers were understandably confused. Were they supposed to nominate her in the rap categories or the pop categories? They had no idea. So, they just left her off the ballot altogether
Reason #3: The Grammy organizers are all part of #TeamMariah.
Mariah Carey has won five Grammy Awards over the course of her career. She's also performed at the Grammys numerous times in the past. So, when word got out that Mariah and Nicki Minaj were beefing on the set of American Idol late last year, of course the Grammy organizers sided with Mariah! Hey, it's a pretty ridiculous reason to leave someone off the ballot. But, it makes just as much sense as any other reasons that we've presented here, right?