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Here’s Why Kanye West, Drake & Justin Bieber are all Boycotting this year’s Grammys

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This year’s Grammy Awards Show takes a hit as three top artists in the music industry are all planning to skip the Grammy awards due to claims that the highly rated award show is “irrelevant”, “lacks adequate racial recognition” and “does not recognize young singers and artists in the industry.”

The highly prestigious award ceremony in the entertainment industry is now being constantly attacked with numerous backlash with claims that it feels outdated and archaic. The 59th Grammys ceremony is however set for the 12th of February 2017, at the Staples Centre hosted by James Corden.

The “Sorry” singer, Justin Bieber, despite having a total of four nominations including Album of the Year for Purpose has decided to skip this year’s awards as he feels its does nothing for the younger generation in Music

Drake who also has a total of eight nominations in this year’s awards has decided to prioritize his UK and Europe tour over the Grammys. Although this is Drake’s main reason for his non-attendance, reports however say that he feels the same way with the Biebs concerning the award show.

Kanye West was on of the first artists to threaten the Grammys back in October with his non-attendance if Frank Ocean’s new album “Blonde” was not nominated for Album Of The Year. Although Frank never even submitted his album to the Grammys for consideration, Kanye however also states the award’s lack of recognition for black artistes (in comparison to white artists) as part of the reasons for his boycott.

Frank Ocean in an interview with New York Times back in November says: ‘That institution certainly has nostalgic importance. It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down, ‘I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated. I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.’

5 Comments

  1. Ladybird

    January 31, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    The grammys is so generic .. you can always tell who is going to win.. not that beyonce doesn’t deserve to win but why does she get so many nominations and wins them all every single year. I’m sure there are other singers out there who are equally good and need some exposure.

  2. bruno

    January 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    no that’s a lie. u can’t always tell who is going to win at the grammy awards. when beck won album of the year beating beyonce that was a complete shock

    when jazz musician esparanza spalding won best new artist beating justin Bieber that was a huge shock. I can go on and on.

    even back then when a relatively unknown musician called adele won best new artist beating jonas brothers and jasmine sullivan that was a mega shock. I was upset like crazy.
    the grammys are very unpredictable.

    people just don’t care about the grammy awards anymore. its not a big deal winning a grammy. it does nothing for your career as a musician.

    • BlueEyed

      January 31, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Yes, the Grammys are unpredictable really
      Drake and Bieber should better attend oh, don’t boycott and regret later, because you guys both have nominations that if you win, you would regret that you weren’t there to accept..years down the line

  3. Maurice Abiagom

    January 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    U cant tell who would win grammy

  4. I understand Kanye’s view as well, that was what birth forth BET awards

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