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Kanye, Drake & More Artists Who Have Spoken Out Against The GRAMMYs Over The Years

Over the years, more and more of our favorite artists have spoken out about The GRAMMY Awards, questioning the validity of such an outdated institution. …

Over the years, more and more of our favorite artists have spoken out about The GRAMMY Awards, questioning the validity of such an outdated institution.

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This year, the biggest controversy has come from The Weeknd’s camp, which follows the singer not getting any nominations for the 2021 ceremony, despite releasing his album, After Hours, and some huge singles throughout 2020. According to reports from TMZ, Abel opted for a performance at the Super Bowl next year instead of performing at The GRAMMYs, which led to the awards show retaliating by not giving him any nominations. Unfortunately for the long-running special, this isn’t the first time a major artist has said that the whole thing is a business exchange and not actually a show of talent.

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Here’s a look at some other artists who have called out The GRAMMYs for getting it wrong

Once the 2021 nominations were announced earlier this week, Nicki Minaj took a walk down memory lane to remind us all that she didn’t get the nomination she should have when she was a new artist.

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“Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on Billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade—went on to inspire a generation,” she tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday.”

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DJ Skilz: The Scratch Enforcer Returns to Dominate Global Soundwaves

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DJ Skilz, famously known as “The Scratch Enforcer,” is making a triumphant return to the international music scene, showcasing his extraordinary musical talent that has resonated across the globe. With a career spanning more than two decades, Skilz has established himself as an exceptional Club/Scratch DJ, leaving an enduring impact on the global music landscape.

Commencing his musical journey at the age of 19, Skilz moved to Las Vegas, where he became the resident DJ at the iconic Club Rio. Over seven years, he enthralled audiences with dynamic sets featuring premier House, Trance, Techno, and Hip Hop tracks. His remarkable scratching abilities garnered recognition from American Audio, leading to the development of two mixers bearing his name – the “XDM-2221 Skilz Mixer” and the “QD5-DJ Skilz Signature Series Mixer.”

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Following a successful period in the music industry, Skilz took a hiatus of 14 years to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. Now, he returns to the spotlight with renewed enthusiasm, seamlessly balancing both musical and law enforcement roles. Embracing the moniker “The Scratch Enforcer,” Skilz proudly aligns himself with the esteemed DJ collective “MIXSTERIOUS,” founded by DJ Qbert.

DJ Skilz’s resurgence promises electrifying performances, blending law enforcement and musical excellence. Stay tuned as “The Scratch Enforcer” graces the global stage once more, captivating audiences with his unparalleled skills and dynamic sets.

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

 

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Michael Blackson didn’t hold back when expressing his disappointment with Ice Spice‘s performance at Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl party. The comedian took to Instagram to share his thoughts, quipping, “Tell the frozen spice girl to stop singing to me; I have a dashiki that’s older than her.” Blackson even posted footage of Spice rapping and twerking, capturing his unimpressed expression, and fans joined in with their own critiques.

“So she’s a stripper with a microphone. Got it,” remarked one hater, while another concurred, “Imagine your music being so trash you have to show your nakedness so we can forget that your music is trash 🗑️.”

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Despite the less-than-stellar performance, Ice Spice was among the lineup at Rubin’s event, which also featured performances by Travis Scott and Quavo. The annual tradition leads up to Super Bowl LVIII, where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are set to face off. Usher is slated to headline the Halftime Show, with the 49ers entering the game as slight favorites.

In a surprising turn, Ice Spice’s full Super Bowl ad for Starry’s has been unveiled. The ad features Spice getting cozy with the soda brand’s animated mascots until her “ex-boyfriend” tries to win her back. When rejected, the man’s head explosively transforms into a soda fountain. Titled “It’s Time To See Other Sodas,” the ad dropped on February 2 but held no clues about Spice’s real love life, contrary to some gossip sites’ beliefs.

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This isn’t Spice’s first venture into food and drink advertising. Before her Super Bowl ad stint, she was seen in Dunkin commercials. Last year, Spice collaborated with Ben Affleck to promote her limited-time signature drink at the coffee chain. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink’s first ad aired during the VMAs on September 12, featuring Affleck and Spice brainstorming names for the drink in a playful spot with Affleck embracing his Boston accent while Spice plays the straight woman.

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