I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say that watching music videos is an antiquated past time. Far removed are the days where I’d sit in front of my TV watching TRL waiting for them to throw on Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun or Foxy Brown’s Hot Spot.
But, Lil’ Dicky’s Save Dat Money video and Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda were two videos I made exceptions for, for two completely different reasons. Lil Dicky was for comedic relief, Nicki was for stroking my lil dicky with a belt around my neck I mean what nevermind.
That’s why when MTV released their nominees for Best Hip Hop Video, I thought Lil Dicky would be a shoe in. The video has been viewed close to 50 million times on YouTube and is the perfect mix of comedy juxtaposed with the tired lavish lifestyle schtick that rappers bombard us with all too often.
But, MTV has proved that they are even more out of touch after snubbing the suburban rapper, who just signed with Bieber’s mega-manager, Scooter Braun.
Here is the official nominee list for Best Hip Hop Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
I’m guessing you’ve seen less than half of those videos.
A typically subdued Dicky took to Twitter to bluntly express his dismay with the snub.
MTV has yet to respond to the Tweet, likely because they aren’t tech savvy enough yet to figure out how Twitter works, so until then, let’s all enjoy Dicky’s video one more time.