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Rapsody, GoldLink och Kehlani reagerar på Grammy-nomineringarna


“Honestly, its fuck Grammys til the day I die.”

 

 

Igår inkom nomineringarna till den 62:a upplagan av Grammy Awards. Lizzo blev den artist som skrapade ihop flest nomineringar, med hela åtta stycken, samtidigt som (precis som vanligt) flera mer eller mindre självklara val lämnades utanför. Två av dom var GoldLink och Rapsody som båda fick stå utanför kalabaliken. Framförallt den sistnämnda borde rimligen varit nominerad i kategorin Best Rap Album, något som bland annat battle-rapparen Daylyt håller med om.

 

 

Medan han var tydlig med sitt budskap var rapparen själv lite mer tillbakadragen i sin kritik, men fick senare ur sig lite frustration via sociala medier då hon skrev:

 

“Thank you for the LOVE you award me. I see you. The ones who lend me your ear, words, support. Every time. I rarely, if ever, show my cards or that I’m human when it comes to my music career.”

 

“Feel like opening up some today, tho. Today…..disappointed. Yes. Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one.”

 

Hon passade också på att ge en shoutout till Freddie Gibbs, som inte heller blev nominerad med sitt Madlib-producerade album “Bandana”.

 

 

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Thank you for the LOVE you award me. I see you. The ones who lend me your ear, words, support. Every time. I rarely, if ever, show my cards or that I’m human when it comes to my music career. Feel like opening up some today, tho. Today…..disappointed. Yes. Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one. And the people that are the faces of the purpose behind your art are what makes creating not empty: with awards. nominations, or none at all. Not to hold you, the acknowledgment for your craft indeed feels amazing!! I haven’t been nominated for much but what I have I’m thankful for. There’s so much power and weight in numbers, nominations and awards….we artist know what that does for our exposure; and for the many, validation. And you want people to continue to discover and play and be inspired by the music. That’s what I get excited about anyway. But, hey….we keep on creating. @freddiegibbs …you put out one of the best albums….to everyone nominated for anything congratulations….to all artist who create….keep the microphone, pens, visuals, instruments lit. Art is too important not to share. Mad love. ♥️

Ett inlägg delat av RAPSODY (@rapsody)

 

En som var betydligt mer utförlig och hård i sin kritik var GoldLink. Kort efter nomineringarna presenterats skrev han en lång text på Instagram där han var väldigt specifik i sin kritik:

 

“Tyler got one fuckin nomination in a category he didn’t even participate in knowing damn well he deserved album of the year. Burna Boy deserves more, Koffee deserves more. DaBaby couldn’t “qualify” for best new artist apparently because he had “mixtapes” in the past. No nod to Solange for taking a risk pushing the boundaries when nobody else was brave enough to do so. There’s not even a category for internationally black artist at all. Wtf do you think these kids learn when you tell them there black art isn’t good enough?”

 

 

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Honestly, its fuck Grammys til the day I die. I am no longer participating in that wild ass slave ass political ass cheating ass game any longer. The lack of relevance you have just solidified today is unbelievable. Tyler got one fuckin nomination in a category he didn’t even participate in knowing damn well he deserved album of the year. Burna Boy deserves more, Koffee deserves more. DaBaby couldn’t “qualify” for best new artist apparently because he had “mixtapes” in the past. No nod to Solange for taking a risk pushing the boundaries when nobody else was brave enough to do so. There’s not even a category for internationally black artist at all. Wtf do you think these kids learn when you tell them there black art isn’t good enough? Or isn’t noticed at all? I’ve just gotten to a point after three years of being silent on this topic, that my value is much beyond what closed door establishments have been giving us. Even how our peers are voting against us. I cannot partake.

Ett inlägg delat av GoldLink (@goldlink)

 

Kehlani var inte nominerad men verkade inte själv förvånad, med all rätt, då hon trots allt släppte ett mixtape. Däremot visade hon stöd för framförallt Snoh Aalegra sent igår, i en nu raderad tweet där hon tyckte hennes album borde blivit nominerat. I ett annat raderat inlägg gick Dreamville-sångerskan Ari Lennox, uppenbarligen i affekt, ut och sa att hon skulle lägga ner sin karriär på grund av hur nomineringarna såg ut. Hon skrev bland annat “I won’t sell out”, vilket eventuellt är en passning till bland annat Lizzo som tidigare blivit omtalad på grund av sin mix av genrer samtidigt som hon benämns av de flesta som en rappare.

 

En som faktiskt var positiv och sansad var Boogie som skrev:

 

 

 

Foto: Eddie Lee / Hannah Sider

 

 



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