The celebration of the Grammy Awards is an event in the musical field. With nominations for artists such as Beyoncé and Adele, but who is not nominated is Frank Ocean, who says he has not presented himself because he considers the awards an old thing that has not been able to adapt to the new times. Some, seeing the neglect of his last campaign (we are still waiting for the second single from ‘Blonde’), we think that he is not nominated because his album is self-published and did not know that he had to present it himself or he has forgotten.
The author of ‘Nikes,’ for our writing the best song of 2016, has not been able to remain silent after an interview granted by the creative team of the Grammys, Ken Ehrlich, and David Wild, to Rolling Stone. In it both have covered of glory criticizing the performance of Frank Ocean in the ceremony of 2013, qualifying it like “failed” and “not good television,” besides saying openly that would have been more suitable for the radio. “We try to tell him, we try to tell his management, we try to tell his label,” they indicate.
Frank Ocean has decided to answer on Tumblr: “Ok Ken (and David). As much as I hate to make you guys famous or even respond to you directly. We all die one day and you’re old so f**k it. Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute s**t. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated. F**k that performance though. You think that’s why I kept my work out of the Grammy process this year? Don’t you think I would’ve wanted to play the show to “redeem” myself if I felt that way?”
“In reality, I actually wanted to participate in honouring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful. Winning a TV award doesn’t christen me successful. It took me some time to learn that. I bought all my masters back last year in the prime of my career, that’s successful. Blonde sold a million plus without a label, that’s successful. I am young, black, gifted and independent. That’s my tribute”
“I’ve been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honour and you know what’s really not ‘great TV’ guys? 1989 getting an album of the year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most ‘faulty’ TV moments I’ve seen. Believe the people. Believe the ones who’d rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep.
Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro, I’m one of the best alive. And 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”
Have a good night