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Machine Gun Kelly wants to know “wtf is wrong with the Grammys”

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Machine Gun Kelly is not happy with the Grammy nominations.

Following Tuesday’s announcement of who will be competing for a gramophone trophy in 2022, the “Bloody Valentine” rocker tweeted, “wtf is wrong with the Grammys.”

Kelly was presumably reacting to his own lack of nominations for his 2020 album, Tickets to My Downfall, which was shut out of both the rock categories and the general field. He previously expressed a desire for Tickets to be recognized by the Recording Academy, telling Variety, “If we got an album of the year nom in a day and age where people can’t help themselves but to say that rock is dead? [That would] show them how alive it is.”

While Tickets will not compete for a Grammy, Kelly can take solace in the album’s number-one Billboard 200 debut and its RIAA Platinum status. He also just took home an American Music Award last weekend for Favorite Rock Artist.

Perhaps presciently, Kelly tweeted, “Winning a fan voted award >>>>” following his AMA victory.

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