Kanye West says he will boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated
Kanye is furious that his friend Frank Ocean’s albums Blonde and Endless were not submitted for consideration for the upcoming ceremony.Updated: Oct 24, 2016 15:58 IST
Rapper Kanye West has said that he won’t attend the Grammy Awards if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated in any category at the event.
The Famous rapper is furious that his friend Frank Ocean’s albums Blonde and Endless were not submitted for consideration for the upcoming ceremony, and has vowed not to show up to the prestigious event if his pal isn’t nominated for any awards, reported Ace Showbiz.
“The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album. And I’ll tell you this right now: if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we gotta come together to fight it,” he said.
West insisted he wouldn’t care if Frank doesn’t win any awards, he just wants him to be in the running.
“All we need is a fair shot. Let the album lose, let whoever win or lose. My whole point, my purpose, my existence, everything that people try to diss me for is based on just an instant replay plot.
“Imagine in sports they didn’t have no instant replay plot, and someone could step completely out of bounds.”
West, 39, said Grammys organisers could bend the rules for Frank if they wanted to, citing the fact Lady Gaga’s The Fame was nominated for a string of awards in 2010, despite its release date making it eligible for prizes in the 2009 awards.
“I don’t know if any of y’all remember, I was supposed to go on tour with Lady Gaga. I remember, it was something where she was nominated... She wasn’t nominated for best new artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show, they wanted her to open.
“So the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations to nominate her in order for her to perform in the show.
“Now, Frank Ocean on the other hand is very vocal that his album wasn’t nominated for the Grammys. Since he’s vocal, no one wants to say nothing about it. No one wants to do nothing about it. I’m saying this to y’all, because a lot of people try to make a scene like, ‘I’m so self-centered.’”
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First Published: Oct 24, 2016 15:58 IST