Omarion Rants Over Grammy Nomination Snub, Compares Himself to Jesus?

Although "Post to Be" (featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko) wasn't recognized, R&B singer claims he's "chosen" and "destined" for honors

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 07, 2015 10:20 PMTags
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Omarion is upset that "Post to Be", his R&B track featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, was not among the 2016 Grammy Awards nominees announced Monday morning.

The former B2K frontman launched into a heated Twitter rant over the perceived snub, calling the song "one of the greatest R&B collaborations ever." He reassured fans his "moment is coming" and seemingly drew a parallel between himself and Jesus.

"Even though people act like its easy to make a hit (& it's not). As an artist you look forward to being acknowledged by the game," Omarion first tweeted. "The odds have always been against me. I constantly prove you wrong. I'll consistently do great things & you will have to celebrate me."

"This isn't a(n) 'im upset' (post to be) rant," he clarified. "This is a(n)- ok so that wasn't good enough. I'll be back. Have my Grammy's ready...The game has long changed since I was introduced to it. They want to still treat me like I'm a new to this. My moment is coming trust."

"So when it's all said & done. Remember. I prophesied it," Omarion tweeted. "It's my destiny. I was destined."

The social media stones started flying when the 31-year-old artist tweeted that last comment. Many users hit him with mocking insults (some serious, some in jest), but Omarion wasn't discouraged. In response to one tweeter's "Lmaooooo," he wrote simply, "they laughed at Jesus."

Another commenter told Omarion point blank, " aren't Jesus. You're just an artist pouting because he did not get a Grammy nomination." Omarion didn't particularly appreciate this opinion, so her urged her to "read the context of the convo before stepping in" and #Checkyaself.

In all fairness, Omarion was simply expressing his opinion. "When you feel like you deserve something you speak up," he tweeted. "I can provide for my family. I work hard. Smh I ain't cocky. Just speaking my peace."

Omarion wasn't trying to take away from anyone else's nods either. "Congratulations to all the nominees!" he tweeted. "Enjoy this milestone."