Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco believes rap veteran Nas will likely win the golden trophy at the Grammy Awards.
“But every album since Food & Liquor, my first official release, has been nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys. [Will I win?] No. Clearly I won’t. [Who is the competition?] Nas, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz. [I know it by heart,] yes, and the Roots. Yup. Ah yeah, there is Drake. I forgot about Drake. … I think they’re going to give it to Nas. I think they’ll give it to Nas, to be honest.”
Earlier this week, Nas revealed on the Chelsea Lately show how many times he has been nominated for a Grammy award.“Uh…yeah,” Nas said when asked if he would be attending this month’s Grammy Awards show. “Four nods, yeah. [Have I been nominated before?] 18 times. Yeah. Yeah. [How do I feel about hip-hop being represented at the Grammys?] It’s cool. I feel it could be a little bit more loved though, a little bit more. Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. You know, it should get some more spotlight.”