Goldlink defended Burna Boy, Koffee, and Dababy in the post. DaBaby scored two nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. However, due to his extensive mixtape catalog, he wasn't eligible for Best New Artist honors.
The Academy nominated Koffee's Rapture EP for Best Reggae Album, and Burna Boy's African Giant album for Best World Music Album. Additionally, Goldlink also mentioned the Academy placed Tyler the Creator's Igor in the Best Rap Album category.