Diddy Calls Out The Grammys: Black Music Has Never Been Respected
Diddy expressed thoughts about the Grammy’s at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala.
During his speech he stated:
“There’s something that I need to say to the Grammys — and I say this with love,” he said. “Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our s—.’ For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope. Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys.”
He also said,
“I’m officially starting the clock: you’ve got 365 days to get this s— together,” he continued. “We need the artists to take back control, we need transparency, we need diversity. This is the room that has the power to [force] the change that needs to be made. They have to make the changes for us: They’re a non-profit organization that is supposed to protect the welfare of the musical community. That’s what is says on the mission statement: they work for us. It’s going to take all of us to get this done. I’m here for the artists, so sign me up.”
In the audience A-listers including: Jay Z and Beyonce, Cardi B and Wiz Khalifa could be seen standing and clapping at Diddy’s remarks.
His remarks come amidst the controversy that the Grammys faced this month when the Academy placed president/CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave. Deborah Dugan has since done an interview, stating that the Grammys voting process is rigged.
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MSNBC has yet to comment on the alleged incident.
Keyshia Cole’s Mother Frankie Checks Herself Into Rehab Again
Keyshia Cole continues to support her mother throughout her drug addiction. Over the weekend, Francine Lons, better known as Frankie, has voluntarily checked herself into a facility to get treatment.
Keyshia shared the news on social media, posing with Frankie, along with her 5-month-old son Tobias and her oldest son, Daniel Gibson, Jr. She captioned the post:
“My day today. Happy YOU DECIDED ON YOUR OWN, to check YOURSELF INTO a facility to get treatment. Its only been two weeks but, I’m trying to be hopeful and optimistic. Maybe that’s what’ll make THIS TIME different. This being what YOU WANTED AND NO ONE ELSE…….. Maybe this is the YEAR IN ALL ASPECTS !!!!! GREATNESS”
- John Witherspoon would have been 78.