Has anyone at the Grammys ever heard March Madness??? Yes I have a problem with the Grammys.
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.
You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn't have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
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.
It's real true re:Grammys.— blobtower (@blobtower) February 24, 2016
I'm with Ye.
Young thug vs. jimmy jam /terry Lewis #Appropriation
I'm not actually complaining maybe but the year Bon Iver had nom for Record and Song of the year , Ken (Grammys producer) ...— blobtower (@blobtower) February 24, 2016
Wouldn't let us play our own song. The song that was nom'd. Said it wouldn't hold ratings. He wanted a duet with Bonnie Raitt , a cover— blobtower (@blobtower) February 24, 2016
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:
Btw ...Not that singing with Bonnie isn't a dream. It is. After Donny Hathaway's passing I think she is the greatest voice we have singing— blobtower (@blobtower) February 24, 2016
Love you, Yeezy.
I'm not a rapper.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016