While the world waits for music’s biggest night – the Grammys – set to hold in a few weeks, new reports have confirmed that three acts – Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber – all plan to boycott the award ceremony for different reasons.
It started with Frank Ocean, who many think had the best album of the year, but didn’t even bother submitting it for Grammy consideration.
Ocean says he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that doesn’t represent young, black artists. ..
We’re told Justin Bieber, who’s
nominated for 4 Grammys, plans to be somewhere other than the Grammys a week from Sunday. As for why, we’re told he just doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.
Drake has 8 nominations but we’re told he also doesn’t plan to be there … we’re told he’ll be on tour in Europe.
As for Kanye, who’s got 8 noms, he
received 21 Grammys in the past, but he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer.
Our sources say it’s not like the Oscars … there’s no real anger, it’s just that a lot of younger singers think the Grammys are out of touch and arguably irrelevant.
They could all change their minds and show up, but we’re told as of now the plan is to take a raincheck.
The Grammy Awards air on CBS Sunday, February, 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Will YOU be tuning in?