Solange Slams Grammys Over Lack Of Black Winners For ‘Album Of The Year’
Solange slammed the Grammy Awards on Twitter on Monday over what she sees as a lack of diversity among the Album of the Year winners. The singer argued that of the hundreds of black artists to put out music in recent years, only a few have taken home the top award.
As Gossip Cop reported, Adele won album of the year for 25 at the 2017 Grammys, beating out Beyonce’s latest record, Lemonade. Beyonce’s younger sister, who herself won a Grammy on Sunday for Best R&B Performance for her song “Cranes in the Sky,” took to Twitter Monday to voice her disappointment. She wrote, “There have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year… there have been over 200 black artist who have performed.”
A few minutes later, Solange added, “Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g’s.” The tweets come after the singer posted a link to an anti-Grammys Tumblr post written by Frank Ocean. In his note, Ocean criticized the Grammys for giving Album of the Year to Taylor Swift’s 1989 over Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly during last year’s ceremony. He also insisted that the awards show suffers from “cultural bias and general nerve damage.” In response to Ocean’s letter, Solange tweeted, “wuddup frank.”