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India Arie Says The Grammy’s Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

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India_Arie-News-600x400Just as Kendrick Lamar had seven nominations and came up empty handed, India Arie experienced the same fate a few years back at the Grammy Awards.  The soul artist took to her website to call out The Grammy Awards on several issues including the exclusion of black . Peep the full letter below.

@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! ! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.

Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone – the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation. Too much to go into here.

The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity – the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.

If the hip hop community voted on hip hop – r&b COMMUNITY the same – same for each category – we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC . We all know that’s just not the way it goes.

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