This year, pretty much like every year, the GRAMMY Awards come with a bunch of controversy. It first started when the nominations were announced and The Weeknd’s After Hours was nowhere to be seen. Then came the news of Abel being told that if he performed at the Super Bowl, he would be snubbed. Earlier in the week, The Weeknd announced that he would no longer be submitting his music for GRAMMY nomination consideration.
Other artists have weighed in on people being snubbed this year and the award show specifically. SZA said snubs haven’t made her mad and Drake said that we should stop being shocked every year.
Now, Cardi B has weighed in on the topic. She’s set to perform at the GRAMMYs tomorrow.
She says that while artists getting snubbed is never a good thing, there should remain a focus on the independent black artists that have been given a nod. You can read her statement in full below.
How I feel bout the Grammies .Don’t forget to congratulate the small black artist that got nominated that got overshadowed again cause of the drama .It’s their moment finally ! pic.twitter.com/uoSJtG1aqi
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 13, 2021