Drake, Kanye West and Justin Bieber To Boycott This Year’s Grammy
While the world waits for music’s biggest night – the Grammys – set to hold in a few weeks, new reports have confirmed that three acts – Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber – all plan to boycott the award ceremony for different reasons.
According to TMZ, it all started with the singer Frank Ocean who many fans thought would make the list for Album of the year, but later realised he didn’t bother submitting his work for consideration. Ocean thinks the Grammys is now an archaic organisation that doesn’t represent young, black artistes.
Kanye West, Justin Bieber and other big stars are going to be MIA from the Grammys, and we know why.
It started with Frank Ocean, who many think had the best album of the year, but didn’t even bother submitting it for Grammy consideration. Ocean says he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that doesn’t represent young, black artists.
We’re told Justin Bieber, who’s nominated for 4 Grammys, plans to be somewhere other than the Grammys a week from Sunday. As for why, we’re told he just doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.
Drake has 8 nominations but we’re told he also doesn’t plan to be there … we’re told he’ll be on tour in Europe.
As for Kanye, who’s got 8 noms, he received 21 Grammys in the past, but he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer.
Our sources say it’s not like the Oscars … there’s no real anger, it’s just that a lot of younger singers think the Grammys are out of touch and arguably irrelevant.
They could all change their minds and show up, but we’re told as of now the plan is to take a raincheck.
Now, his huge move has prompted other acts to plan on skipping this year’s award. TMZ reveals that Justin Bieber, who is nominated for 4 Grammys, says the award no longer represent younger singers. Drake who has 8 nominations will be on tour in Europe. And Kanye West, who also has 8 nominations, says he has never won when he is pitched against white artistes.
TMZ adds that most new generation artistes think the award is now out of touch and irrelevant.
Gone are the days when creatives depended on organisations to validate their works; these acts control millions of followers – more than presidents. And apparently they believe they can afford to flip the bird at old pillars.
Social media is sure changing the world – don’t you think?
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