The beleaguered 2020 GRAMMY’s are still catching flack in these streets.
First, there is the gender discrimination and sexual harassment accusations being revealed by former GRAMMY President and CEO, Deborah Dugan.
Then Tyler the Creator expressed his lamentations for winning the Best Rap Album 2019 category for IGOR.
“It sucks that whenever we, and I mean guys that look like me, do anything that’s genre-bending, they always put it in a rap or urban category,” he voiced. “I don’t like that ‘urban’ word. It’s just a politically correct way to say the N-word to me.”
Now, supermodel, Naomi Campbell is jumping in the fray. She recently took to Instagram to express her thoughts on Afrobeat sensation, Burna Boy, not receiving the proper nominations.
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The Nigerian artist was nominated under the World Music category, losing to Angélique Kidjo. Campbell took offense at his 2019 LP, African Giant, not receiving any nominations in the major categories at the 2020 Grammys.
“First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music…
“And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only due to lack of education that you have not been honored with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS.”
Campbell went on to excoriate the Recording Academy the way it labels music into general boxes like “World”. The once infallible GRAMMY’s is now under the scrutiny of celebrities and the world.