Jay-Z saved it actual on the Grammys — throughout his acceptance speech, he defended Beyoncé … suggesting she oughta have extra wins herself, together with the long-elusive high prize.
The Roc Nation honcho was given an honorary statuette Sunday evening dubbed the Dr. Dre World Affect Award — and Hov went up there to simply accept together with his daughter, Blue Ivy, by his facet … and with Bey wanting on from the viewers.
Jay-Z went on to deal with his historical past with the Grammys — together with emotions he is skilled through the years the place he thought it might be value boycotting, for one cause or one other.
That led him to principally get to the purpose that he and his contemporaries simply need the Grammys to get it proper … even when it is not excellent, the Recording Academy can not less than attempt towards being higher — and he recommended the award present had gotten higher lately.
Then got here some stress … Jay singled out Beyonce and stated some issues the Grammy voters do does not make sense — together with giving her probably the most Grammy awards ever (Bey holds the report at 32 complete) … however not giving her the crème de la crème, Album of the 12 months.
Jay harped on this level a bit of longer … saying one factor does not monitor with the opposite.
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It was a bit of awkward, little question — as a result of he principally articulated a gripe Beyoncé followers have lengthy aired out about her repeatedly being snubbed on the Grammys … together with as not too long ago as final 12 months, when Harry Kinds took ATOY over ‘Renaissance.’
Her loyal base has been outraged earlier than, however now … it is apparent that it bothers Jay — and, presumably, Bey herself as nicely. Jigga wasn’t performed airing his grievances simply but although.
Jay went on to say that some folks there within the constructing will go house feelin robbed — and in some instances, he stated they might be proper … however in others, not a lot. In actual fact, Jay stated among the artists that had been nominated did not even should be within the class.
That spurred a refrain of oohs/ahhhs, however he did not title any names. It was spicy, although.
Anyway, Jay spoke his piece and made it recognized — he thinks Bey ought to be extra celebrated than she already is … and his recommendation to her (and others) was to only to maintain exhibiting up.
We’ll see if Bey can snag that coveted Album of the 12 months award one in every of as of late — or if Jay’s phrases right here simply go ignored. Like he stated, all these things is topic … no ensures. 🤷🏽♂️