Just 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 artists. 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! IT! 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.
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