Solange Speaks Out Against Beyoncé’s Grammy Awards Snub In Deleted Tweets
Grammy-winner and Beyoncé’s younger sister, Solange, pointed out the disparities between those who perform at the Grammy Awards, and those who actually win awards.
A lot of people believe that Adele should not have won the Album of the Year award at the Grammy Awards – including Adele herself. (“What the f*ck does [Beyoncé] have to do to win Album of the Year?” asked the ‘Hello’ singer backstage.)
Grammy-winner and Beyoncé’s younger sister, Solange, is in agreement.
Shortly after the conclusion of the Grammy Awards ceremony, Solange tweeted “wuddup frank,” alongside a link to an essay by Frank Ocean. The ‘Cranes in the Sky’ singer then went on to point out the disparities between those who perform at the Grammy Awards, and those who actually win awards, on Twitter.
In the essay, Frank Ocean criticised the Grammy Awards for their lack of representation, which points out Taylor Swift’s 1989 beating Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly to last year’s Album of the Year award as one example.
“You know what’s really not ‘great TV’ guys? 1989 getting Album of the Year over To Pimp A Butterfly,” Frank wrote. “Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro.”
“If you’re up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from, then I’m all for it.”
In two (now deleted) tweets, Solange criticised the Grammy Awards: “There have only been two black winners [at the Grammys] in the last 20 years for Album of the Year. There have been over 200 black artists who have performed.”
Solange then concluded: “Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold, my Gs.”
Both Solange & Beyoncé took home Grammy Awards. Solange won Best R&B Performance for ‘Cranes in the Sky’, while Beyoncé won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade and Best Music Video for ‘Formation’.
Solange released her third studio album, A Seat At The Table, last year. It’s incredible. Listen on Spotify here.
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