Come saprete, né Blonde né Endless di Frank Ocean sono candidabili ai prossimi Grammy in quanto nessuno dal management dell’artista ha effettuato la submission.
La risposta di Kanye West a questa notizia è arrivata durante la tappa del Saint Pablo tour di Oakland in cui Yeezy ha annunciato che boicotterà i Grammys nel momento in cui Frank Ocean non venisse effettivamente nominato.
“The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” Kanye told his Oakland fans. “And I’ll tell you this right now: if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bullshit they been throwing us with.”
In realtà, non è chiaro se Ocean abbia dimenticato di sottoporre i due lavori in tempo o abbia volutamente ignorato i Grammy, intanto qui, c’è la trascrizione integrale del discorso di Kanye West.
“I don’t know if any of y’all remember, I was supposed to go on tour with [Lady] Gaga. Like about, 6, 7 — a while back. I remember, it was something where she was nominated… She wasn’t nominated for best new artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show, they wanted her to open. So the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations to nominate her in order for her to perform in the show.
Now, Frank Ocean on the other hand is very vocal wasn’t nominated for the Grammys. Since he’s vocal, no one wants to say nothing about it. No one wants to do nothing about it. I’m saying this to y’all, because a lot of people try to make a scene like, ‘I’m so self-centered.’ But the album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album. And I’ll tell you this right now: if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bullshit they been throwing us with. All we need is a fair shot. Let the album lose, let whoever win or lose. My whole point, my purpose, my existence, everything that people try to diss me for is based on just an instant replay plot. Imagine in sports they didn’t have no instant replay plot, and someone could step completely out of bounds.”