On Tuesday, Billboard announced the nominations for the Billboard Music Awards. Every year, the award show celebrates the top ranking artists in every genre, choosing from artists that have spent a pretty long time on their charts.
There are dozens of categories with nominations, including Top Artist, Top New Artist, Top Streaming Son Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist–you get my drift. After the general categories, Billboard breaks it down by genre and gender. While all the nominations were pretty much deserved–there was one that left us scratching our heads.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) April 17, 2018
Obviously, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B deserve their spot on this nomination–but Bhad Bhabie?!?
ICYMI–Bhad Bhabie is Danielle Bregoli, AKA the “Cash Me Ousside” girl from Dr. Phil. The one who we made into a huge Internet meme.
Y’all have got to be kidding me. How have you listened to her enough for her to hold a spot in a music awards show?!? This girl cannot rap, she has no concept of talent or flow. It’s a slap in the face to both Cardi and Nicki that they’re up against her. I’m not the only one who has strong feelings on this one. Twitter is outraged.
What is Bhad Bhabie Doing here pic.twitter.com/jQ4Q4y0YvY
— realbhadbee✨ (@realbhadbee) April 17, 2018
Did they really…nominate…Bhad Bhabie…
— Blue Peaches ? | Kassie ? (@HoseokieTaebaby) April 17, 2018
BHAD BABIE WTF?!
— Abel (@abelgaudenzi) April 17, 2018
IS THIS A JOKE pic.twitter.com/eUeYuyFNcx
— ɯɐɹqɐ (@EclipseBebe) April 17, 2018
Did I read that right….. pic.twitter.com/OO0uWe8oLr
— ??? (@TanTedyBearjoon) April 17, 2018
i-is she actually up against nicki and cardi?
— ?? (@baepsaedkth) April 17, 2018
BHAD BHABIE IM SCREAMING
— TETRIS (@honeybabeyoongi) April 17, 2018
it’s so disrespectful to Nicki Minaj, black people, and hip hop in general for y’all to include Bhad Bhabie in this category https://t.co/o0v0Nw5UUf
— 1942bs (@REGGllE) April 17, 2018
— َ (@lustfortaylor) April 17, 2018
I have no hope for female rap anymore https://t.co/taRc4mGmOo
— Barbie (@coozyminaj) April 17, 2018
BHAD BHABIE??? TOP RAP??? ALONGSIDE NICKI FKUCIN G MINAJ??HELLO??? HELLO???? YALL JUST THREW YOUR CREDIBILITY OUT THE WINDOW WITH YOUR OWN DAMN HANDS https://t.co/syFEOF1j3T
— f thot fitzgerald (@dracomallfoys) April 17, 2018
Nominating “Catch me outside” is disrespectful to the genre. Do you know how many female rappers have put in work this past year? Dreezy, Young MA, Saweetie, Stefflondon etc…
— ~✨ (@TashaTweeets) April 17, 2018
the music industry: pic.twitter.com/JkIuooyQAV
— mohamed (@Mifmix) April 17, 2018
billboard genuinely couldn’t find another female rapper so they just threw her in
— jennnnn (@shawnskook) April 17, 2018
ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW
— ✨ (@joelitocolon) April 17, 2018
THE FACT THAT BHAD BHABIE IS NOMINATED OVER REMY SJSJSJSJJSJSJDJSJSJSJSJSJS
— Gabriel ?? (@suprizeglacee) April 17, 2018
I know y’all fucking lying pic.twitter.com/3SKxRLcU3e
— Don’t scare me like that colonizer (@reeesees) April 17, 2018