Just as many fans were not satisfied with the list of Grammy nominees 2020, artists began to speak out against the Recording Academy’s choices. Rapper GoldLink released the verb on Instagram, citing some artists who, for him, were unfairly forgotten by the awards.
“Honestly, fuck the Grammy until I die. I will no longer participate in this crazy, political, slave and fake game. The lack of relevance you showed today is unbelievable. Solange was not even indicated “taking the risk of overstepping when no one else was brave to do the same.”
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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.
GoldLink also mentioned the fact that few blacks are nominated and how it reflects in society. “What do you think children learn when they tell them that black art is not good enough? Or is it not even noticed? It has come to a point, after three years of silence on this topic, that my value goes beyond what foundations that do everything with closed doors give us. And even our groups are voting against us. I can’t be part of it, ”he said.