2 Chainz explains his personal reaction to a Grammy nod, as well as whom he thanked.

2 Chainz has had himself quite a year, including garnering a Grammy Award nomination for “Rap Album of the Year” for his album Based on a T.R.U. Story.

In an interview with DJ Drama on Shade45, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi reacted to the news of the nomination.

“I can’t say, ‘I told you so,'” admitted Chainz. “All I can say is that I’m honored. …I didn’t know. Honestly, I didn’t know.”

2 Chainz quickly gave props to some of the artists he felt most benefited his career this year. “I definitely texted the big homie [Kanye West], I told ‘Ye that I appreciated him giving me the opportunity to get on ‘Mercy,’ because that song was huge for me. And the homie Drake, me and him collaborated on ‘No Lie,  that’s already platinum. It’s a few people I feel assisted my campaign that I wanted to tell I appreciate on the way up.”