Megan Thee Stallion’s Grammys nomination reaction is all of us on Zoom

A woman dressed in a red latex body suit dancing and sticking her tongue out
Megan Thee Stallion and Young Thug performing on “Saturday Night Live” in October.
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Megan Thee Stallion was a surprise guest during Tuesday’s 63rd Grammy Awards nominations announcement, tapped to read a list of nominees across pop, contemporary, instrumental, reggae and global music categories — fields she was not nominated in.

She did a fine job, but it was clear that the “Savage” rapper was a last-minute add-on to the program, given the shaky start she got and the papers she was reading off of.

Nevertheless, at the end of her stint, the Recording Academy’s interim president and chief executive, Harvey Mason Jr., chimed in to the virtual event to personally congratulate her on being a first-time nominee.


Cue the instantly gif-able look of shock and excitement on the “WAP” rapper’s face.

Mason also teased that she should keep watching the general field category announcement at the end of the livestream when the marquee categories of album, record and song of the year, as well as best new artist, would be announced.

Beyoncé leads the field with nine nominations, while a pair of rock and country categories are completely dominated by women.

Megan Thee Stallion ultimately earned four nominations Tuesday, including best new artist, record of the year, rap song and rap/sung performance.

She joined her “Savage” collaborator Beyoncé, singers Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa as the women who dominated this year’s nominations and who will compete for the top honors when the 2021 Grammy Awards take place Jan. 31.

The 2021 Grammy nominations, in 83 categories