In other “shocking, but not really news,” Kanye West complained about his lack of 2014 Grammy nominations while on tour at the US Airways Center in Phoenix last night.
West, winner of 21 Grammy’s (#6 all time), has a bone to pick with the Recording Academy due to only receiving two nominations (Best Rap Album for Yeezus & Best Rap Song – “New Slaves”) for his last critically acclaimed album, Yeezus.
Check out what he had to say below:
“I’m 36-years-old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. And Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment? But no, no. Only positive energy, only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say ‘marginalized,’ when I say ‘boxed in,’ when I say ‘hold back,’ when I say people are afraid of the truth, that’s one example right there in front of you. And people come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F*CK THOSE NOMINATIONS!”
Watch the video below starting at the 10 minute mark:
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