Mase took to his Instagram on Sunday night (Jan. 28) to share his disappointment in Jay-Z not winning in any of the eight Grammy nominations for his 4:44 album.
Posting the cover art for Jay’s 13th album, Mase captioned it with: “They didn’t let #JayZ win not 1 award out of 8 because he was talking [too] right on 4:44 for blacks #Hov #Salute #Imwoke #LessonLearned”
Jay-Z was the most nominated artist headed into the 2018 Grammys, but went home empty-handed, losing to Kendrick Lamar in almost every category — including Best Rap Performance, Best Music Video, Best Rap Song, Best/Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Album.
“Jay for President,” said Kung Fu Kenny, endorsing Hov with a “Humble” shout out during his acceptance speech.
The other three nominated categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year — went to Bruno Mars.
Jay ended the weekend not completely empty-handed, after he was honored at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in New York the night before, receiving the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award for his role in the music industry.