Fivio Foreign is showing love to newcomer Glo Rilla despite losing an award to the rapper at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
“I did not get robbed,” he wrote on Twitter, denouncing fan claims that he was snubbed. “Glorilla won cuz she deserved it & ima Happy for her.”
Both rappers were up for Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist — along with Baby Keem, Blxst, Doechii, Nardo Wick and Saucy Santana — with Glo Rilla taking home the win.
Many fans on social media disagreed with Fivio, some comparing her short discography to that of the New York rapper’s longer body of work.
“He def got robbed. She has one hot song on the charts and just released another one last week,” one user tweeted.
Another user emphasized the idea that Fivio shouldn’t have been included in the Breakthrough Artist category. “…he already been out so he’s not a breakthrough artist, Glorilla actually was the only breakthrough artist in that category,” they wrote.
Glo Rilla’s viral song “FNF (Let’s Go)” became hip-hop’s summer anthem and earned her a label deal with Yo Gotti‘s Collective Music Group in July.
Speaking to Billboard about his decision to sign the rapper Gotti said, “GloRilla is a natural born star — she has a different sound and approach that’s needed in hip-hop right now.”
He added, “It’s one of the quickest rises that I’ve seen in my career because she only dropped in late-April and now she has the hottest cultural records in music. Glo is hungry for success and determined to win. We look forward to watching her grow as an artist and reach her full potential.”
Glo Rilla accepted the award with a brief but emotional speech.
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