Kanye West: Grammys Unfair To Black People
Kanye West believes the Grammy Awards are “broken” and “out of touch,” specifically in regard to recognizing the achievements of black musicians. The rapper went on yet another Twitter rant on Wednesday, detailing his plan to fix the Grammys show.
West began his long series of tweets by asking for a meeting with Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The rapper then wrote, “I know so many cool artists whose hearts have been broken by the [Grammys’] politics including mine.” He added, “We need to fix this. I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch.”
The singer went on to dub himself “the most important living artist,” noting, “If I’m not at the show next year then there is no show.” He continued, “Everybody with any form of taste knows… A$AP Rocky’s LSD video was the best video of the year!” Of course, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” won the award for Best Music Video at the 2016 Grammys.
West also insinuated that the Grammys discriminate against rappers who aren’t considered mainstream enough. The winner of 21 Grammy Awards wrote, “You like your black people a certain way also… We the people need to see Future at the Grammys. We need to see Young Thug at the Grammys. Not just me and [Jay Z] in a suit.” It should also be noted that although West’s latest album, The Life of Pablo, just dropped, he announced at the end of his Grammys rant, “New album coming this summer.”