The 2017 Grammy Awards are quickly approaching and music fans everywhere can’t wait to see if their favorite artists will take home a golden trophy.
However, TMZ is reporting that some of the year’s biggest artists have opted out of attending the Grammys this year. Reportedly, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Drake and Justin Bieber plan to skip the big show for various reasons.
Before dropping his highly anticipated album, Blond, last year, Frank opened up about why he didn’t bother turning it in for Grammy consideration, saying that he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that don’t represent young Black artists.
Drake, who is one of the biggest artists of the moment, won’t be in attendance this year either. He’ll reportedly be on tour in Europe. Justin Bieber’s reason for boycotting the historic show is similar to Frank’s. He just doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers. As for Kanye, no real reason was given for the 21-time Grammy winner’s absence, but TMZ pointed out that he always loses when put up against a bigger White artist (i.e. Beck and Taylor Swift).
Sources say that none of these artists’ decisions are set and stone – they could have a change of heart at any moment. But as for now, the Grammys are just a waste of time to them. Will you be watching on February 12th?
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1. Best Rap/Sung Performance91 of 17
2. Record of the Year2 of 17
3. Best New Artist3 of 17
4. Best Pop Solo Performance4 of 17
5. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance5 of 17
6. Best Pop Vocal Album6 of 17
7. Best R&B Performance7 of 17
8. Best R&B Performance8 of 17
9. Best R&B Performance9 of 17
10. Best Urban Contemporary Album10 of 17
11. Best Urban Contemporary Album11 of 17
12. Best R&B Song12 of 17
13. Best R&B Song13 of 17
14. Best R&B Album14 of 17
15. Best R&B Album15 of 17
16. Best Rap Song16 of 17
17. Best Rap Album17 of 17
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