AceShowbiz - Marilyn Manson has lost one of his 2022 Grammy nominations. The Recording Academy decided to remove the "This Is Halloween" rocker from the Best Rap Song category, in which he was previously nominated for his contribution to Kanye West's latest album "Donda".
The "Coma White" singer, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was previously listed as a nominee in the category for Ye's "Jail" featuring Jay-Z. However, he co-wrote "Jail pt 2", which features himself and rapper DaBaby. According to the Grammys, the two tracks are different.
Despite losing one nod, Manson is still listed in another category. He's nominated for Album of the Year as a featured artist and a songwriter for "Donda". His name removal also had nothing to do with abuse allegations against him.
The 2022 Grammy nominations were announced on November 23. Many were displeased with the list since Manson and other controversial artists like Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. each earned a nod. However, CEO of The Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr. came to their defense.
"We won't restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration. We won't look back at people's history, we won't look at their criminal record, we won't look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria," Mason told TheWrap. "If it is, they can submit for consideration."
"What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We'll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we'll make our decisions at that point," Mason further elaborated. "But we're not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide on."