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Justin Vernon sides with Kanye, blasts Grammys for cultural appropriation

Justin Vernon and Kanye have beef with the Grammys

Justin Vernon and Kanye have beef with the Grammys

For today's Twitter rant, Kanye West took aim at the Grammys, using the absence of superstar Atlanta rapper Future as an example of the award show's cultural irrelevancy. See below. 
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016 Yeezy, recently deemed the Most Influential Human Alive by City Pages, went on to scold the Grammys for the way he feels it exploits and ignores black artists. He also pointed out (for perpetuity's sake) that rock 'n' roll was created by blacks then hijacked by whites. The entire rant is worth checking out

Among Ye's high-profile supporters on the Grammys issue: Eau Claire, Wisconsin-born indie king Justin "Bonny Bear" Vernon of Bon Iver. Addressing Kanye's tweets, Vernon, a two-time Grammy winner and frequent collaborator with West, shared his own experience on Twitter (Vernon has called the Grammys "ridiculous" and "not important" in the past). See below. For his part, Kanye capped his one-way dialogue with thoughts about freedom (he's free), sanity (he has it), the promise of a new album this summer (here's hoping), and winter coats (...). He concluded thusly:  Love you, Yeezy.