To win a Grammy is largely considered the greatest recognition possible for a musician, though plenty of the world’s greatest creators go unnoticed by the academy.
While several high-profile artists have called out what they consider to be an unfair judging system, Q-Tip is the latest to rip the organization to shreds for not nominating A Tribe Called Quest’s last album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service.
Shortly after the official list of 2018 nominees was revealed, the Queens-bred rapper and producer took to Twitter in a fury, exclaiming “F*ck the grammys!!!” while calling them out on the huge oversight.
Fuck da grammys!!! https://t.co/rh3Z25LlHt
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) November 28, 2017
“We were the most black, cultured group out. That’s all we stood on. That’s what we represented, This last Tribe album, this stands with everyone else’s shit that’s up there. I don’t give a f*ck.”
He continued, “I’m sick of y’all f*ckin’ Grammy n*ggas, man. Ya’ll get us get out there to perform last year and close and sh*t, and y’all don’t get us no f*cking nominations?”
Meanwhile, Cardi B is busy defending her own Grammy nods, as “Bodak Yellow” is nominated for best rap song and best rap performance.
Check out Tip’s Grammy rant below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.