Kanye West has threatened to boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated in any category this year.
“The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” West said during his Saint Pablo show in Oakland, California, on Saturday. “If his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not coming to the Grammys.”
Earlier this month, Ocean’s two 2016 albums, “Blonde” and “Endless,” were deemed ineligible for this year’s Grammy Awards because they were not submitted by the Sept. 30 deadline.
During his rant about Ocean’s album, he mentioned that the rules of the Grammys were changed in 2010 to accommodate Lady Gaga, who was supposed to perform at the awards show.
According to People, the Grammys were flexible for Gaga about the dates her album and singles were released in 2009, so she could be nominated for the awards given her rising fame.
“So, I don’t know if any of y’all remember: I was supposed to go on a tour with Gaga, like about six, seven years ago — a while back,” West said. “I remember that it was something … She wasn’t nominated for Best New Artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show; they wanted her to open, right? So, the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations in order to nominate her — in order for her to perform in the show.”
He added, “As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bulls— they been throwing us with. All we need is a fair shot, you know what I’m saying? Let the album lose, let whoever win or lose. My whole point — my purpose, my existence, everything that people try to diss me for — is based on an instant replay clock. Imagine in sports if they didn’t have no instant replay clock and someone could step completely out of bounds.”
Nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards will be announced on Dec. 6.
In August, West took to Twitter to praise Ocean’s songs, asking for radio stations around the world to play his songs because “this will make the world better.”
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