We are only a few days away from the Grammy’s and we have all the tea!
This year is slated to have great performances, but it could have been better. Nominated rappers Cardi B, Travis Scott, and Post Malone are scheduled to perform. And Alicia Keys will be hosting for the evening! But three major artists declined. According to XXL, chart-topping rhymers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino declined the invitation to perform on “music’s biggest night.”
According to the story, the Grammys have always been reluctant to reward rappers with the prestigious award. Just think about it for a moment. Last year, Jay-Z was nominated for eight Grammy’s including Album of the Year with 4.44. He literally left empty-handed. However, Kendrick Lamar won all five of his Grammy nods but lost Album of The Year to Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic.
When asked about hip-hop and the Grammy’s Ken Ehrlich said:
“The fact of the matter is, we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world. When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad.”
So, for this year’s Album of the Year field, Cardi b, Drake and Post Malone will battle it out and probably lose to another fucking pop star. But it is unclear if they chose to decline due to animosity, but if so, we also agree and say fuck the Grammys!
So, can we agree that Kanye West was right when he threatened to Boycott the Grammy’s? I say yes!
But, what do you all believe? Why did Drake, Kendrick and Gambino decline? And, is hip-hop underrepresented at Award shows? Please comment below and for more breaking news and gossip, keep it locked to hypefresh.co!