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Jay Z Boldly Calls Out The Grammys For Not Being Fair To Beyoncé And Others

Jay Z was on rampage as he boldly called out Grammys for not being fair to his wife Beyoncé.

The Los Angeles stadium hosted the Dr. Dre Global Impact award presentation for the rapper “Young Forever” on Sunday night. In his winning speech, Jay-Z said that the Grammy Awards needed to be changed.

Jay Z Boldly Calls Out The Grammys For Not Being Fair To Beyoncé And Others

“We’ve come a long way since Will Smith and the Fresh Prince won their first Grammy in 1989 and chose not to watch it on television,” he remarked.

He went on, “I took a cue from them in ’98 and got nominated for best rap album.” And DMX released two singles that peaked at number one while receiving no nominations whatsoever. I watched and boycotted as a result. I’m only I’m just saying, we want you all to get it right. We love y’all, we love y’all. We want you to get it right — or at least get it close to right. And obviously, it’s subjective, because it’s music and its opinion-based, but some things…”

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Looking at Beyoncé from the stage, he said, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won album of the year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work. Think about that. The most Grammys never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work.”

In the video, he ends by saying, “When I get nervous, I tell the truth.” Jay Z’s speech has now become a topic, with many music fans agreeing with his viewpoint.

The Grammy Awards yesterday night did not go as many Nigerians would have expected because, despite receiving multiple nominations, performers from the West African nation were unable to claim a Grammy plaque.

In the three categories for which Davido was nominated—Best African Music Performance, Best Global Music Performance, and Best Global Album Performance—he did not win.

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Burna Boy lost in all four categories for which he was nominated: Best African Music Performance, Best Global Music Performance, Best Global Album Performance, and Best Melodic Rap Performance.

Tyla won the new Best African Music Performance category, which included Asake and Olamide, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, and Musa Keys, for “Water.”

However, there were causes for celebration. Burna Boy made his live show debut—the first for an African artist—after being introduced by Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. Trevor Noah, a comedian from South Africa, hosted the live event.

Just as Davido told BillBoard at the pre-Grammy event, “I’m just happy that we all get to shine.”

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