Whatever: A Grammy Post, But Not Really

BLACK WOMEN MUST WORSHIP BEYONCE OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES

The Grammys Won’t Bow Down to Beyonce

While I was unable to watch this year’s live Grammy telecast, I was able to keep track of what was going on thanks to Twitter. I know Adele cursed and stopped the show because she messed up her George Michael tribute. I know Beyoncé looked pretty while performing songs no one had ever heard of. I know Bruno Mars gave a spectacular Prince tribute. I know Rihanna continues to be snubbed in the pop category, and that black folks are mad… again… because the Grammys’ predominately white voters did not bestow Album of the Year honors on Beyoncé.

I also know that over the weekend The NAACP Image Awards were handed out, and guess what? Beyoncé was not on hand to accept the five awards she won. As a matter of fact, per EVERY SINGLE YEAR of its existence, many black performers have skipped this award show- that includes actors, singers and everyone in between.

A show that seeks to give encouragement and acknowledgement to black talent is routinely passed on by black performers who then complain and whine when white-bred award shows don’t bestow the glory upon them they think they deserve.

My question is- what the hell do you all expect? The Grammys are only doing what they’ve been doing since its inception. It’s voting body has always been extremely conservative and yes- obviously biased.

But what irks me the most when it comes to black folks’ latest round of whining, is why only Beyoncé? Why won’t the black community stand up for the hordes of black women who’ve been given the finger over the years, including Rihanna, who’s routinely snubbed in major pop categories? Rihanna is pop music and one of the most successful pop acts of the last decade, yet she’s rarely nominated in any major categories. Because she is black, she is lumped in the R&B category and given awards she is not deserving of, thus disenfranchising actual R&B artists.

The black community has become very dystopian in its support of Beyoncé, and it has been to the detriment of other black female artists, who are routinely attacked, berated, degraded and told to bow down. She is also supported by two of the most toxic-tongued group of people on the planet- black women and the gay black men who emulate them. They traverse the internet attacking any and every black female artist that dares to show even an ounce of potential.

It is frightening how completely unsupportive the black community has become of any black female artist that isn’t Beyoncé. Even Rihanna has not been spared the shady comments or told how much less of an artist she is than Beyoncé.

Worse still, is Beyoncé’s encouragement of this behavior. Her ego and desire to be worshipped is on display in all she does as of late. Coincidentally, black women have found a way to interpret this as some sort of reflection of their own superiority. They believe Beyoncé, with her flowing blonde weave and complexion that black men and white America easily accept, is somehow a glorious reflection of themselves.

I won’t even get into the lunacy of people with that mindset. But I will close out by saying there is an air of black female hatred that imbues not only Beyoncé’s image- but that of her fans who I liken to Trump supporters. You want to know a person’s impact on somehow- check their supporters. You can’t tell me Trump isn’t a hate monger because I see what he inspires in those who back him.

The same for Beyoncé supporters- the Hive. Have you ever come across of more toxic group of people? They’ve dedicated themselves to attacking black women for years- usually using their looks as a point of reference. You’ll never be called an ugly, black, nappy-headed, so-and-so by anyone faster than them. I’ve been writing online for over a decade and have seen this swell of hatred from its beginning. It tied in with social media and has now become almost unstoppable.

Whereas the white community has a multitude of successful female artists, how many does the black community have? And why do they all look like they were cut from the same mold? Where is our diversity? Why can’t there be more than 2 or 3 of us successful and SUPPORTED by our communities?

Beyoncé is an image of hate. There, I said it. The black community’s idol worship of her is not a sign of love and support of black women or black womanhood- it is just the opposite. She is used as a catalyst to keep other black women down and to remind them that if they are not Beyoncé-like they will not be supported.

Remember when Chris Crocker said this back in 2013?

39 Comments

  1. Honestly, I never really thought about it from this perspective. But this is REAL talk…very thought provoking & insightful!

  2. Beyonce fans have always been hate filled and spiteful. I’ve watched it play out here and online since 2007. The black community jumped on the bandwagon with that Bow Down song a few years back. Remember black girl singers like Brandy being grilled about the song? Everyone knows that song was aimed at other singers even though Beyonce claimed it was aimed at her haters. Listen to her lyrics. She routinely speaks of her belief that she is superior to other women. She’s allowed to get away with it because she strings in comments about feminism and pseudo black pride. The press just falls in line and anyone who dares to question it is deemed a hater or racist.

  3. This is an extremely hateful and disconcerting post. Believe it or not, you can stick up for all black women and not bash one that has been a positive example of us in mainstream America and the world. Yes, other black female artists deserve credit for their work as well, but Beyonce, regardless of her skin color is a better entertainer than any other that is living. Her not obtaining the Album of the Year award was insulting to the very idea of talent because everyone knows that she is beyond talented. Lastly, it is unfair and an act of self-hate to single out black people for being upset that Beyonce did not win when, in fact, people of all races are upset about it. She is a very talented and extremely influential human being. Lemonade emotionally shock people to their core. The fact that Beyonce created such an amazing body of work should be lauded and awarded.

  4. Did you all catch Black Twitter going in on Lelah Hathaway last night? This woman is the daughter of a legend, has a gorgeous voice and zero support from black people. She won two Grammys last night, made history in the process, and not a word of support from negroes. She wasn’t even nominated in Beyonce’s categories but black people still had to attack because I guess they wanted Beyonce to have Lelah’s shine as well. Taylor Swift, Adele, Lelah, everyone is expected to move aside and give up their little trophies to a woman who makes music about her ass. Beyonce has like 20 Grammys almost matching Aretha Franklin and other women who’ve successfully been in the game for twice as long. Too many people equate hype with quality. Lemonade was a curse filled rant about nothing. The mini-movie that accompanied it, and was stolen from a white man and Daughters of the Dust, may have been noteworthy, but those songs were not.

    Adele is also an over hyped mass of blubber. How she’s been compared to vocal greats like Whitney is anyone’s guess. She’s definitely gifted with awards because of her whiteness and overall generic song catalogue. Enough of her and Taylor Swift.

    I agree Rihanna is supremely discounted at these award shows. I don’t like her music anymore than I like Beyonce, Taylor or Katy’s but right is right. She dominates the charts and should be rewarded as such. Her music is more popular than all the other pop girls combined.

  5. Lemonade the album was garbage. Beyonce doesn’t release her music because she knows it cannot stand on its own song for song. She is a visual artist. Nothing more. She is not groundbreaking. She isn’t doing anything that hasn’t already been done. Take away the HBO special and Lemonade was Kool Aid without the sugar.

    And here comes the Beyhive. Prepare yourselves for grammatical errors. 😆

  6. Worse still, is Beyoncé’s encouragement of this behavior. Her ego and desire to be worshipped is on display in all she does as of late. Coincidentally, black women have found a way to interpret this as some sort of reflection of their own superiority. They believe Beyoncé, with her flowing blonde weave and complexion that black men and white America easily accept, is somehow a glorious reflection of themselves.

    Bloop. Bloop. Bloop.

    Black women really are out here thinking Beyonce’s likeness is working in their favor. They look at her blond hair and swear they see mother Africa. They’re roaming the interwebs as we speak declaring her Oshun, the African goddess of beauty, love and prosperity. Wake up, sheep. Beyonce is wiping away the face and true beauty of black women. Take back your throne and throw this imposter back to the Creole swamp she swam out of.

    Self-Determination, Part 1: My Dark-Skinned Sisters, STOP Letting Biracial/Bicultural/Multicultural/Light-Skinned Women Wear YOUR Stolen Crown!

    http://muslimbushido.blogspot.com/2008/12/self-determination-part-1-my-dark.html

  7. Black women have conveniently forgotten what a monster Beyonce was at the start of her career. She regularly shaded her own bandmates. The videos are still out there and easy to find on You Tube. They forget Solange declaring she and Beyonce were the victims of black female bullying because they were so pretty and light skin. Their nasty attitudes are why their fans are so nasty. Black women’s eyes used to be open to the Beyonce publicity machine but with so few black women singers allowed success they have begun to cling to the very evil they used to eschew.

  8. Thank You! Thank You! Thank you for this article! I have said virtually the same thing yesterday to my best friend regarding Beyonce and this peculiar worship of her to the detriment of other black female singers. White award shows were created by white people to glorify whiteness and yet some of our most popular black entertainers will gleefully past over black award shows just to be disrespected to their faces at white shows. Beyonce is a narassists who believes in her own hype. Maybe it’s me but I dont understand the so called movement that Lemonade supposedly encourage. Formation was nothing more but a song glorifying her ego and how in the hell did it get song and record of the year nomination is beyond me. Perhaps some black people should start making room for more black talented femalr singers instead of attacking them like craze ass vultures if they show even a hint of potential or worse competition for Beyonce. This mindset is sickening and tiresome.

  9. From my perspective that album was pure garbage. And why must there always be damn near 7 to 8 people writing a song. It took about 6 people to write Formation? Really? I think Beyonce’s team is paying bloggers and trolling Twitter and social media with bullshit about Lemonade’s impact and movement. What the fuck ever. She is not creative by any means. Just got enough money to promote her hype.

  10. Wow! You haven’t posted about Beyonce in damn near a year and when you do, this is what you post! How is this post any different from something the hive would do? I’m sorry but this post and some of these comments reek of severe insecurity when it comes to Beyonce!

    It’s very obvious you’re a Rihanna fan coming for Beyonce because everything you claim about Beyonce and her fans are also applicable to her. Are you acting like her fans didn’t attack Teyanna when someone close to her died? Are you acting like Rihanna herself didnt set them off on her black fans for dressing like her and expressing concern over getting back with Chris Brown? How many years did they spend attacking Kae? Are you acting like you’ve never seen the comments on them referring to Beyonce’s daughter as baby camel, saying Beyonce should have been on the plane instead of Aaliyah and all the other vicious things said about her family by other fans? All artists have bad fans, yet people like you always overlook them to focus on Beyonce fans and that shows your real motives.

    Furthermore, why are you asking people to stand up for Rihanna when she has more #1s than most and gets way more pop support than all black artists including Beyonce?

    Now let me ask you! How many NAACP Image Awards has Rihanna attended? How many essence magazine covers has she done? How many ebony mags has she covered? How much time has she dedicated to the BET awards in her career? How many Essence festivals has she done? Rihanna gained pop fame and started pretending Black award shows and mags didn’t exist until a couple of years ago when she needed their exposure. Yet, you are mad Black people supposedly don’t stand up for her while typing what you just wrote about Beyonce!

    You should go back to not posting about Beyonce because your bias was too much! Your faux concern over the so called treatment of black artists fell flat due to your own hate, bias and self serving importance.

  11. Keep speaking the truth and shaming the devil Sista. These stans don’t like it when you come for Beyonce because in their third-grade minds you are coming for them. They try to vicariously live through Beyonce and her life because they don’t have one worth mentioning or bragging about.

    Rihanna, Ciara, Brandy, even poor old Vanessa Williams who sent out a tweet today got attacked by Beyonce fans. The Hive stay coming for the black girls because they know they can’t touch the white girls. Taylor and Adele outsell her 10 to 1.

    And something that needs to be mentioned is the negative impact the gays have on female artists and their music. All these stan wars are spearheaded by gay ass men arguing over which woman they wish they’d been born as.

  12. Every f-u-c-k-i-n-g year someone is expected to take a backseat so Beyonce can shine even brighter. Let me ask you stans something. Has Beyonce suffered from not having won album of the year? Is no one else out there worthy of winning an award if Beyonce releases music alongside them? Seriously, this bullshit is only going to turn people off. Eventually the press is going to stop following suit and start calling out the bias.

  13. Beyonce’s biggest haters are Black women. I’ve never seen an artist get as much hate as she does and the root of it is because of her looks and how she chooses to wear her hair, well the color. If Beyoncé looked a certain way with certain features, they would have very little issues with her. Yes, I said it!

    She was attacked all year by white men and not a single post on this site from a woman supposedly worried about how black artists are treated? Where was your show of concern while a politician was calling her a wh0re while taking up for a white boy who molested his own sisters? Where was the post when Eric Brown’s mother said Beyonce and Tina reached out to her after her son’s death and went out of their way to do nice things for the foundation she set up in his honor? Where was the post when she had her foundation partner with Essence to ensure Black people affected by the floods had a nice thanksgiving? You were quiet as a church mouse because I guess it contradicts your Beyonce’s image is one hate perception.

    Beyonce is one of those artists Black women will continue to hate, tear to shreds (while they hold to this naive belief that it’s only her fans who are horrible and tear other people apart), act like she personally stole their men and all that other stuff that fuels their extreme hate for her until she’s gone.

  14. Someone keeps stopping by leaving comments on topics asking why I haven’t posted about Beyonce in such a long time. I am going to assume that is you. I stopped regularly posting on the singer around the same time I started noticing the growing trend I wrote about in this article. I could not support that and will not support that. Not on this site or any other I own and pay for.

    I did not post hate articles on her either. I simply did not post anything. Nothing in my history or character would lead anyone to believe I am a Beyonce hater, but I really don’t expect common sense rationale from her fans anymore. I’ve blogged for over a decade and the only hate mail I have ever gotten is from her fans who are often emotionally unstable and attached to this woman in a way that can’t be healthy.

    Your Rihanna claims are also without merit. I’d rather gouge my eyes out than listen to her yodel. I mean no disrespect, but yikes at you trying to claim I’m a Rihanna fan. I can’t with that one. I really can’t. Won’t even try.

    It must also be noted again the way Hive members seek out drama. Are you lacking in Beyonce news? Do you really need to come here, a blog that I only have time to sporadically update these days, for Beyonce updates? I think not. I won’t bow down so you are mad. I won’t post glowing articles on your queen so you are mad. Her fans have become bullies and so has the press and I will not bow down to any of you.

    As I said, a decade of doing this has taught me all the games you stans will play. Not surprised you returned with claims of Beyonce’s beauty being why she is not universally adored or that you called out black women when they are her biggest supporters. You people always eventually show your true motivations. Deep down the hardest of you stans loathe black women with a passion.

  15. It must also be noted again the way Hive members seek out drama. Are you lacking in Beyonce news? Do you really need to come here, a blog that I only have time to sporadically update these days, for Beyonce updates? I think not. I won’t bow down so you are mad. I won’t post glowing articles on your queen so you are mad. Her fans have become bullies and so has the press and I will not bow down to any of you.

    This is all that needs to be said right here. Artists, the media, bloggers and the like are expected to fall in line and worship Beyonce like her fans do. Any deviation from the rule will result in your being called, jealous, a hater or the new one they’ve added to the list- RACIST.

    Beyonce news is not in short supply online. WOOHOO comes here to check up on you like a Nazi to make you are complying to state rules. She’s probably out reporting you to the Beyhive Gestapo right now.

  16. No, it was not me who asked why you stopped covering her so I’m not mad at anything. I used to post years ago but only browsed until this post. Surely you’re grown enough to know that just because a few immature fans supposedly emailed you hate filled posts, not all her fans are like that. Go on any Beyonce post on any Black blog and I can assure you that you’re bound to find nasty and vicious comments about her. Do you think this is just her own fans attacking her or could it possibly be that other artists have fans just as mean, nasty and immature as hers? They’ve spent years attacking her daughter but of course, you overlook that!

    This is your blog and you can post as you please but your so called purpose for this post is disingenuous. There was absolutely no reason to make this post about her if you feel as strongly as you do and her so called image. You could’ve continued to ignore her instead of masquerading this post to be something it wasn’t.

    I don’t think my Rihanna assessment is off base. You tried to turn her into some victim when she’s really not and just about everything you described about Beyonce could be applicable to her. You also seem to find it problematic that Beyonce supposedly encourages certain types of behavior you despise. Yet, I don’t recall you having an epiphany to stop posting about Rihanna when she would literally sit on twitter and encourage her fans to attack others! I recall she and her fans laughing it all the way up while making fun of Ciara’s album sales on Twitter.

    Of course I brought up her looks because certain black women and I am black myself always seem to bring up her skin tone, so called Eurocentric features and blonde hair or are we forgetting how often she gets accused of trying to be white? Mary has been wearing that blonde longer than her yet I hardly ever see anyone writing dissertations about it and we all know why.

    You must have me confused with someone else because I could never loathe black women. I just see through the BS because while some black women might be her supporters, there are equally some who despise her for trivial things. You got on your soapbox tobwrite this about a black artist and her black supporters so you’re in no position to say I loathe black women. If my posts are indicative of hate, yours can’t be too far behind.

  17. Every Beyonce conversation will eventually descend into claims of her being discriminated against by dark skin black women. It is all her fans know. Stop trying to reason with the unreasonable. Studies have shown her fans to be extremely hostile and stupid. It is why they behave the way they do. They cannot help it. Mentally they are incapable of intelligent thought or conversation.

  18. I know you care.

    I never stopped coming because I enjoy browsing several blogs which cater to several Black artists even ones I disagree with or dislike.

    Lemonade is a brilliant piece of art lyrically, sonically, visually, and so on. The performances for this era have been on an another level. So proud of her continuous growth personally and professionally. I’m still so amazed at the way Beyonce map out this Lemonade era, and she actually performed almost, if not all, the records brilliantly on TV. This type of agency & autonomy is what I like to witness whether artists win or lose top award categories. Build your legacy. It wasn’t just about this or that single, for it was an album experience.

    Her performance at the 2017 Grammy awards was so beautiful I shed some tears. A first for a performance. “If we’re going to heal, let it be glorious.” Very proud.

  19. Nobody cares but you…

    Beyonce’s small legion of drones continue to confuse hype with quality. They confuse videos with music. An album is a collection of songs, not images… those are called videos. In your entire post, you never mention Lemonade’s songs, just the visuals for the songs and her performances of them. Lemonade the album was an embarrassing farce of profanity laced trap music. Beyonce got her awards at MTV. The Grammys top honors go to the real artists. Beyonce is only worthy of Grammy’s from the lowly urban categories that will accept anything as music today. Stop shitting bricks because the Grammy’s refused to bow instead keep a look out for those next two nappy headed kids the Beyhive will attack for looking too black.

  20. It always tickles me whenever I hear people say the world/universe expects or forces everyone to praise, adore, bow down at Beyonce’s feet, and kiss the ring. That is why Beyonce always wins at everything. The Beyonce hate and losses are all imaginary. It’s all love and wins, openly and privately, from every corner of the world for 20+ years. Wouldn’t that be something? Therefore, they feel special, or they are fighting such an upstream battle by trying and failing to denied her God giving talent, voice, and vessel. Good luck. Don’t ever stop.

    Sometimes, I could do without the naysayers wagging their fingers at every single Bey move, thought, and expression; however, their existence doesn’t bother me because a few of them tickle me nearly as much as some BeyHivers.

    Sometimes, I visit anti Beyonce sites for the same reasons that I visit this one. Why? I dig the fact that they’re not pretentious about being pro-brownsisters. They’re just themselves. For instance, it doesn’t bother me that you don’t post about Beyonce unless you have some negative energy to get off your chest. By all means, it’s your space.

  21. Tonya,

    Since you care so much, I once wrote an entire essay on simply one aspect of the Formation lyrics [Things that people carry with them] while juxtaposing it to two pieces of war literature, American and British…just for fun.

    One day, I would love to expand on it even more. That’s just one aspect of one brilliant song on Lemonade. I don’t care enough to repost it here though. I prefer to exchange such ideas in positive spaces with like minded folks. So much fun.

  22. Inside the mind of a BeyHiver

    Today, I read a poster wishes Beyonce miscarries her twins on a Black run website. Like that website. I witness similar posts with BIC on a different one. Don’t know this person’s ethnicity or identity. Don’t care enough. I was not shock, hurt, or sad. Wasn’t moved. Don’t hate that person. Why?

    Over the years, I’ve actually seen or read countless negative thoughts & wishes on Beyonce, like a ritual, almost every Aaliyah anniversary. Some people just openly and casually wish death and sexual violence on her and her child/fetus throughout the year. Apparently, this comes with the territory when a person is an entertainer/star.

    Since we’re not suppose to feel bad for stars because a lot of people love them and they have more than enough money for therapy sessions & drugs, I prefer to appreciate King B and send positive energy her way. People, as a whole, internalize & process things they witness and react various way.

    The mind is very interesting.

  23. She came back to say she wasn’t coming back and then came back again. 😆

  24. I thought this site was about uplifting black women, but it’s not. I will not be coming here anymore. This article and the bulk of comments in response to it are appalling.

  25. Spot on, Sista! Rihanna was snubbed period. Beyonce is an entertainer in every sense, but true VOCALISTS are excluded and it is SAD!

  26. BS it was me that asked about Beyonce posts! I realised there weren’t any post since March 2016 so I asked a question 🙂

  27. PREACH!!!!! I totally agree Beyonce like other black artists in my opinion feel they are above their other peers who are black. I feel we should band her along with the rest of the artists who choose NOT to show up year after year. If they don’t appreciate us then we should not even acknowledge there existence. It angers me that they run to the American music and Grammy award shows and when it is our time to promote it is passed over!! if we don’t celebrate us who will?

  28. WOW!!! What a post, I must say, and the comments, well, entitled opinions! But, what backs up most of what the post or comments says is how people take the time to comment about a Beyonce post, and have little or no interest in other artists, whether singers, actresses, and other industry folk. For some, Lemonade was groundbreaking work, a masterpiece, and for others it wasn’t, not in the least bit. I always wonder what other established, legends in their own right, celebrities ‘really’ think when they’re asked questions about her, the media hype is insane! My Southern Grandmother would call it witchcraft because the media-driven and stan idolatry is unreal!

    We’re used to BEAUTIFUL, light skin, black women, there was Vanessa Williams or Sade, and there was some internet and no social media or blogs, nothing but the music first, then music videos, charting and record sales! All of this stan and turf has taken a toll on black music sales, and R&B has become white oriented, while we’re deliberating on who’s bashing or critiquing an entertainer! I wish LeToya Luckett’s single ‘Back To Life’ could get the media buzz machine treatment (found out about her new music here)! We’re Not questioning or demanding that we have more female artists being discovered, promoted or even sensationalized, sadly!

    Through all of this Grammy fodder, I enjoyed Katy Perry, and her new song, she was 100, no intentional diss to Britney. I was very HAPPY for Solange and Lalah Hathaway (she works and tours hard for her money)!

  29. Hey Sista.
    Hey everybody.
    Great discussion overall. Here are my thoughts to Sista’s initial post.

    The Grammys are only doing what they’ve been doing since its inception. Its voting body has always been extremely conservative and yes- obviously biased.

    ALL OF THIS. But it seems only now, in the wake of Beyonce NOT receiving the award for Album of the Year, do so many realize and see how this awards system operates in favor of and in opposition to certain music acts—not just Beyonce. Is Beyonce the whole of us black folks in music entertainment? No! So where was the upset for Rihanna? For Solange? Where was the praise for Lalah? For Chance? Based on the plethora of think pieces around these here internets, it is as if the slight against Beyonce is the most important thing to discuss…because race. because feminism. because she’s more talented. because she just doesn’t stand in one spot to sing. because she takes care of her instrument (her voice) unlike artists who smoke or drink or do not train and practice. because, because, because, ad nauseaum.

    The black community has become very dystopian in its support of Beyoncé, and it has been to the detriment of other black female artists, who are routinely attacked, berated, degraded and told to bow down.

    ALL OF THIS.

    I’ve been writing online for over a decade and have seen this swell of hatred from its beginning. It tied in with social media and has now become almost unstoppable.

    If it were not for social media, there would be no hive, no navy, no tamartians, no monsters, none of that. Back in the day, to be a die-hard fan cost money. Access to celebs now is free, so access to fan-girl or fan-boy your heart out is virtually (literally and figuratively) unlimited.

    The butthurt is sooooo strong with the denial of this win for Beyonce. This is what happens when you create an idol and put them on a pedestal and expect everyone to uphold that idol just because you do.

    Whereas the white community has a multitude of successful female artists, how many does the black community have? And why do they all look like they were cut from the same mold? Where is our diversity? Why can’t there be more than 2 or 3 of us successful and SUPPORTED by our communities?

    More than 2 or 3 INDEED, Sista! INDEED! They are out there. There are SO MANY TALENTED BLACK FEMALE SINGERS PERFORMERS ENTERTAINERS but for some reason there seems to be only room at the top for a few. Why? WHY? Who put that “rule” into place? Who continues to uphold that belief? I remember when Rihanna first emerged, it was in the atmosphere that she was a mini-Beyonce. WHAT? Why couldn’t she be the first Rihanna? Why couldn’t Nicki Minaj be Nicki Minaj instead of emulating Lil’ Kim when she first emerged on scene? Why is it we have to recreate (for acceptance) before we can create (for independence)? This is not just a black music thing but music in general. Acts playing it safe by being reminiscent of older, previous successful acts before they can really break out and become their own selves. Is imagination so limited? Or is it the pocket$ of those who would put these acts into play, just that limited? But that is a whole other discussion.

    Is it about the music and the art of it all? Or is it about being lauded and praised and being pelted by awards season after season? What will last longer? The music and the art or the trophy which can literally break in half at any moment?

    Bless.

  30. This is all manufactured hype. Beyoncé has been nominated for album of the year twice and lost. So what. She’s not the first and won’t be the last. Took Leonardo DeCaprio six nominations to get an Oscar. Took Susan Lucci 19 nominations before she finally won a daytime Emmy. Neither claimed they were victims of a vast conspiracy like Beyonce’s fans and sister are doing.

    If Solange thinks Beyoncé has been the victim of discrimination by Grammy voters then she should give back her own Grammy. This is all hype and the Grammys might even be in on it so that next time it’ll be such a major deal if she does win. It’s like all those years we heard Beyoncé was pregnant so when she finally did announce it, live on tv no less, it was treated like such a big deal. Wake up people and realize we are all being punked by the queen of PR stunts.

  31. Lots to ponder on here. I agree we don’t support our BET etc awards but then run to Grammy’s and Oscars and fret that they are ‘O so white’. Massa freed us physically but mentally we are still on the Plantation!

  32. Rihanna got snubbed badly…0/9…I am still shocked at how good Anti is.

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