By Christine Rendon for Dailymail.com
15:50 05 February 2024, updated 16:01 05 February 2024
The Recording Academy incorrectly tweeted that Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice are the winners of the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song — even though the award actually went to Killer Mike.
The organization mistakenly posted to X that the duo – who were nominated for the award for their song Barbie World – had won the trophy, before removing the tweet containing the correct winner.
Congratulations to the winners of the Best Rap Song – “Best World” award [From Barbie The Album]“@nickiminaj & @icespicee_ featuring Aqua,” the Recording Academy originally tweeted.
That tweet was later removed and an announcement was made of Killer Mike as the winner. The account posted: “Congratulations to the winner of the Best Rap Song award – “SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS” @killermike ft. Andre 3000, @1future and @ErynAllenKane.”
The incident did not go unnoticed by fans, with one tweeting: “Why did a Grammy post about Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice say they won a Grammy in a tweet and then just delete it…”
The duo was also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for Barbie World, which they failed to win.
Ice Spice was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best New Artist but lost both.
Minaj has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards during her career. Haven't won one yet.
Ice Spice recently announced that they will be releasing their debut album this year, a project titled Y2K.
During his appearance on today's showIce Spice has revealed the name of her album and talked about the “crazy” and secret collaborations set to appear on the project.
“Yes, there will be an album this year,” said the singer, who was recently hit with a copyright infringement suit. 'I'm so excited. “It's called Y2K,” she explained, adding, “It's almost over.”
Ice Spice – who was born Isis Naija Gaston – revealed that she decided to name her album Y2K as she was born in 2000.
“That's why I decided to name it that way,” she explained.
She also revealed that she recently came up with a “crazy” collaboration but refrained from sharing anything more: “I have a crazy collaboration that just closed, like two days ago.”
The album will follow Ice Spice's debut EP, Like..?, which was released in January 2023 and contained the tracks In Ha Mood and Princess Diana.
Ice Spice has enjoyed huge success in the past year which has included a collaboration with pop star Taylor Swift.
It has gained over 48 million listeners on Spotify in 2023, reaching nearly 25 million monthly listeners.
Ice Spice broke down in tears after being named Best New Artist at last year's VMAs.
She told the audience: “Thank you very much!” Thank you MTV! Oh my goodness, this is so cool! I just want to thank Munchkins. I love you guys so much.'
The rapper then thanked her manager and music producer.
“I want to thank my company for always supporting me. And of course God. Without God, none of this would be possible. Thank you guys, I love you guys so much!” she concluded.