NEW YORK – Despite having a big year in music, Nicki Minaj didn’t receive any Grammy nominations. Not a problem, she says. "I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she said with a laugh.
The 30-year-old had one of last year’s biggest hits with the multiplatinum dance-pop anthem Starships. Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, has reached gold status and launched other hits on the rap and R&B charts.
ut Minaj, who received three Grammy nominations last year, including best new artist and best rap album for her platinum debut, Pink Friday, was shut out when this year’s nominations were
“I think that the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss … and that’s just between me and them,” she said in a recent interview. "But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.”
Minaj, who is a new judge on American Idol alongside Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, said she would probably be upset if she doesn’t earn Grammy respect later in her career.
“But I still feel so new that it’s like, ‘Charge it to the game,’” she said. "It’s part of the game.”
The Grammys presentation will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.