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On Sunday night, the 30-year-old singer retweeted Ocean's Tumblr rant against the awards show, along with the message: "Wuddup Frank."
In the post, Ocean defends his decision to skip the GRAMMYs after the show's producer, Ken Ehrlich, and writer David Wild criticized his "faulty" 2013 GRAMMYs performance in a recent interview. While the 29-year-old singer admitted that he was interested in participating in the Prince tribute, which Bruno Mars ended up performing at the GRAMMYs, he took issue with Taylor Swift's 1989 winning Album of the Year in 2016 over Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly.
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"Hands down one of the most 'faulty’ TV moments I’ve seen," he wrote in reference to Swift's win.
While Knowles' »
Adele was the first to say she thought Beyoncé‘s Lemonade deserved the Grammy for album of the year – and there were plenty of others who agreed.
Online backlash against the Recording Academy was swift – and led by Beyoncé’s sister Solange.
Within minutes of the final award of the year being announced, Solange — who picked up her own Grammy, for best R&B performance — hinted at a Grammys boycott in a cryptic message on Twitter.
- Char Adams
He doesn't "talk much or nothing," but Frank Ocean is ready to have some type of discussion about the GRAMMYs.
The Blonde singer took to his Tumblr page to trash music's biggest night, after the show's producer, Ken Ehrlich, and writer David Wild criticized Ocean's "faulty" 2013 GRAMMYs performance in a recent interview.
"Yea yea my 2013 performance at the GRAMMYs was absolute s**t. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated," the 29-year-old singer wrote. "F**k that performance though. You think that’s why I kept my work out of the Grammy process this year? Don’t you think I would’ve wanted to play the show to ‘redeem’ myself if I felt that way?"
"In reality, I actually wanted to participate in honoring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man »
On Saturday, Frank Ocean posted a brutal Grammy Awards call-out on his personal Tumblr account. Writing directly to producers Ken Ehrlich and David Wild, the musician referenced his rocky performance at the 2013 Grammys, explained why he didn't submit his music for consideration this year, and even declared that Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly deserved to win album of the year instead of Taylor Swift's 1989. Rather than pull out choice quotes from the incendiary post, we've elected to embed it in full. http://frankocean.tumblr.com/post/157125310721/ok-ken-and-david-as-much-as-i-hate-to-make-you The post has already been reblogged more than 6,000 times on Tumblr, and Twitter also ignited shortly thereafter with shock. The question becomes, what on Earth set Frank Ocean off? Well, it turns out Ehrlich and Wild were guests on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast this week, and they talked at length about Frank Ocean during the episode. Not only »
- Ryan Roschke
4 items from 2017
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