Frank Ocean Slams Grammys in Angry Tumblr Post

Before today, the Grammy Awards’ innovative team—producer Ken Ehrlich and author David Wild—gave an job interview with Rolling Stone, the place they talked about Frank Ocean’s choice to abstain from the ceremony this 12 months. They specially discussed his performance of “Forest Gump” at the 2013 Grammys, contacting it “faulty” and “not wonderful Television,” suggesting that the practical experience dissuaded him from executing again. Now, Frank Ocean has shared a notice on his Tumblr responding to the job interview.

In the impassioned piece, Ocean slams the Grammys for supplying Album of the Calendar year to 1989 around To Pimp a Butterfly at past year’s ceremony and writes that he experienced considered executing a tribute to Prince. He points out, “But then I figured my very best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be prosperous.” Browse the complete publish underneath:

Ok Ken (and David). As a great deal as I detest to make you men popular or even respond to you immediately. We all die 1 working day and you are aged so fuck it. Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute shit. Specialized troubles, blah blah. Many thanks for the reminder. Extremely a great deal appreciated. Fuck that performance nevertheless. You feel that is why I stored my get the job done out of the Grammy method this 12 months? Really don’t you feel I would’ve wished to enjoy the show to ‘redeem’ myself if I felt that way? In truth, I essentially wished to participate in honoring Prince on the show but then I figured my very best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be prosperous. Successful a Television award doesn’t christen me prosperous. It took me some time to master that. I purchased all my masters back past 12 months in the prime of my vocation, that is prosperous. Blonde offered a million plus without the need of a label, that is prosperous. I am young, black, gifted and impartial.. that is my tribute. I’ve essentially been tuning into CBS around this time of 12 months for a whilst to see who gets the top honor and you know what is definitely not ‘great TV’ men? 1989 obtaining album of the 12 months around To Pimp A Butterfly. Palms down 1 of the most ‘faulty’ Television times I’ve witnessed. Believe the individuals. Believe the types who’d somewhat view pick performances from your system on YouTube the working day immediately after mainly because your show puts them to slumber. Use the aged gramophone to essentially listen bro, I’m 1 of the very best alive. And if you are up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve harm the show you create suffers from then I’m all for it. Have a superior night time.

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