Producer-turned-rapper Kanye West is convinced he won't win many of his Grammy nominations - because he's competing with Usher.

West leads the pack with his huge number of nods for his critically-acclaimed album COLLEGE DROPOUT, but is unsure about his chances of beating the R+B hunk - who has seven nominations - in the categories they share.

He says, "Any time I'm nominated in the same category as Usher, I expect to lose.

"Usher is like JOHNNIE COCHRAN - you expect him to win."

16/12/2004 09:32