Apparently It's Cash Money's Fault That 'Hotline Bling' Didn't Get A Grammy Nomination

Someone messed up.

Drake had a lot to brag about when the Grammy nominations were announced this week: He's up for Best Rap Performance ("Back to Back" and "Truffle Butter"), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Only"), Best Rap Song ("Energy") and Best Rap Album (If You're Reading This It's Too Late).

But there was one song -- his biggest, in a year full of hits, and MTV News' best of 2015 -- that was conspicuously left off: "Hotline Bling."

That was not, it turns out, because The Recording Academy had no love for the catchy smash. Instead, according to HitsDailyDouble, the song "was not submitted, due to a clerical error on the part of label Cash Money."

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For Drake, this is probably an annoyance, but not a wholly devastating one. Still, it may compound issues he's reportedly been having with the label.

In Lil Wayne's suit against the company, filed in January 2015, he claims Cash Money hasn’t paid Young Money for Drake's solo recordings since early 2012. Then, in a suit from October, according to TMZ, Weezy claimed that he has letters from Aubrey's camp claiming that they're owed money.

Though he hasn't addressed any issues with CM publicly, on "No Tellin," from If You're Reading This, Drake sounds like he's subtly referencing the money problems: "Envelopes comin' in the mail, let her open 'em/ Hopin' for a check again, ain't no tellin'."

He'll still have a chance to bring home some Grammys in February, despite the mistake. Will he? No tellin'.

(But probably yes.)

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