Justin Bieber, Drake, and Kanye West are reportedly skipping out on the Grammy Awards this year. The musicians allegedly believe that the music award ceremony is irrelevant.
TMZ reported that Justin Bieber, Drake, and Kanye West, are boycotting the Grammys this year, among other big stars.
R&B singer Frank Ocean did not even bother submitting his album, which many think was the best of the year, for Grammy consideration.
Frank Ocean claimed that the Grammys are a “dinosaur” that does not represent “young, black artists.”
Justin Bieber has been nominated for four Grammys this year, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. However, the “Love Yourself” singer reportedly plans to be somewhere other than the Grammys next week on February 12.
Bieber has similar beliefs that Ocean does, claiming that he doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative of young singers.
Bieber is up against four other young artists for the title of Best Song of the Year with his smash hit “Love Yourself.” Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” and Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” are all up for the award.
Despite his successful year career-wise, Bieber will not be there to accept any awards that he may possibly win.
Rapper Drake received eight nominations this year. He will not be in attendance at the Grammys this year, as he will be on tour in Europe.
Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour has sold out shows throughout the month of November. The rapper recently added Young Thug to his group of fellow musicians joining him on tour, according to Hot New Hip Hop.
Kanye West also received eight nominations this year and has received an impressive 21 Grammys in the past. However, when West was placed head-to-head against a white singer, he always lost.
The last time Kanye won a Grammy was in 2013 for “Ni***s in Paris” (Best Rap Performance, ‘Best Rap Song’) and “No Church in the Wild”(Best Rap/Sung Collaboration). Drake only has one Grammy so far for ‘Best Rap Album’ for Take Care in 2013, according to XXL Mag.
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Other sources say that there is no real “anger” in regards to the Grammy Awards but rather, a lot of younger singers just think that the award ceremony is out of touch and “irrelevant.”
Bieber, Drake, and West could all change their minds and show up to the Grammys next week, besides Drake who has sold out performances in Europe scheduled, however, as of right now all three musicians will be boycotting the 2017 Grammy Awards on February 12.
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