Drake, Kanye West & Justin Bieber Follow Frank Ocean’s Lead, Boycotting This Year’s Grammy Awards

Posted January 31, 2017

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It looks like Frank Ocean isn’t the only person planning on bailing on The Grammy’s this year as it was just announced that a few other major players are also planning to skip music’s biggest night.

Drake, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber are joining Ocean on his boycott after failed he bashed the award show once it was revealed that he failed to submit either for consideration by the award show. He was quoted for saying “it just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.” He also called it “dated.”

As far as why Drizzy, Yeezy and Beebs are out, the guys feel also feel the show has not been the most current or in their words “relevant” in terms of their awarding.

Kanye West has eight nominations and has earned 21 Grammys throughout his career, but he’s also boycotting the event. In October, he stood up for Frank saying, “If [Frank’s] album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showin’ up to the Grammys.”

Despite having eight nods of his own, Drake also won’t be attending the ceremony as he will be overseas on his “Boy Meets World Tour.” His fellow nominee Justin Bieber, who is up for Album of the Year, will also be a no-show. According to TMZ, the artists feel that the Grammys are “out of touch and arguably irrelevant.”



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