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Like Sir Mix-A-Lot winning a Grammy for "Baby Got Back." Or Will Smith's "Getting Jiggy With It" beating out Lauryn Hill ("Lost Ones") and Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life."
The list goes on and on. But we've done our homework (thanks to the folks at the Grammys, who handed over a list of every hip-hop nominee...ever!), and boiled it down to the essential screw-ups.
Here are 10 Hip-Hop Grammys gone horribly, horribly wrong.
- Young MC "Bust A Move" -- Best Rap Performance (1989)
- Quincy Jones featuring Rod Temperton, Siedah Garrett, Caiphus Semenya, Ice-T, Melle Mel, Kane and Kool Moe Dee "Back on the Bloc
- Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back" -- Best Rap Solo Performance (1992)
- Digable Planets "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" -- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (1993)
- Salt-N-Pepa "None Of Your Business" -- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (1994)
- Naughty By Nature Poverty's Paradise -- Best Rap Album (1995)
- Coolio "Gangsta's Paradide" -- Best Rap Solo Performance (1995)
- Will Smith "Men in Black" -- Best Rap Solo Performance (1997)
- Black Eyed Peas "Don't Phunk With My Heart" -- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (2005)
- Ludacris featuring Pharrell "Money Maker" -- Best Rap Song (2006)