Rapper Cardi B, who is making headlines for the wrong reasons, was disqualified as a nominee for the Best New Artist Grammy next year.
Cardi and superstar rapper Post Malone will not compete for Best New Artist trophy at the 2019 awards because the show’s organizers say they are ineligible.
Cardi’s 2018 summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Grammy rules prohibit previous nominees from qualifying for Best New Artist.
The Bronx rapper lost the Best New Artist award to singer Camilla Cabello at Saturday’s American Music Awards.
According to the Associated Press, Malone was disqualified because his name was submitted for a Best New Artist Grammy in 2018.
The Grammy rules state an artist can be submitted for Best New Artist three times, as long as they have only released three albums of fewer than 30 tracks.
Some lucky artists have earned nominations with second or third albums.
Adding to the confusion: recent winners who earned their trophies after their debut albums include Chance the Rapper and the late Amy Winehouse.