Kanye West threatens to boycott 2017 Grammys

Kanye WestKanye West threatens to boycott Grammys 2017 is at it again and this time, his latest rant is championing Frank Ocean.

Frank Ocean’s two albums, Blonde and Endless, weren’t submitted for the Grammys before the deadline on September 30. Hence, his albums have been deemed ineligible for consideration. Kanye isn’t pleased with this and announced that he would skip the Grammys if Frank isn’t nominated.

He took the stage while on his Saint Pablo Tour in Oakland, California and started by pointing out how the Grammys schemed to have Lady Gaga nominated so that she could perform at the Grammys.

“So, I don’t know if any of y’all remember. I was supposed to go on a tour with Gaga, like about six, seven years ago—a while back. I remember, that it was something…She wasn’t nominated for Best New Artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show; they wanted her to open, right? So, the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations in order to nominate her—in order for her to perform in the show.”

He continued: “I’m saying this to y’all, because a lot of people, you know, they try to make a scene, like, ‘I’m so self-centered.’ But the album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album. And I will tell you this right now: If his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys.”

“As artists, we’ve got to come together to fight the bullshit they been throwing us with. All we need is a fair shot, you know what I’m saying? Let the album lose, let whoever win or lose.”

This isn’t the first time Kanye is showing his support for Frank. When Blonde was released in August, Kanye tweeted radio stations to play his song “at least 10 times a day” in order to “make the world better.”

The Grammy nominations will be revealed on December 8.

Should Frank Ocean be considered for the 2017 Grammys? Would you like to see Kanye at the Grammys? Comment below.

~Marriska Fernandes

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  1. CDubya • October 24, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

    He prob does have a point. It seems rules can be bent when needed. BUT they (Grammys) should stick with their decision just so Kanye doesn’t show up though.

  2. RightSaidFred • October 24, 2016 @ 2:54 PM

    Better than him interrupting someone’s speech again

  3. Kris • October 24, 2016 @ 3:58 PM

    Stay away…..please

  4. sarah • October 24, 2016 @ 4:47 PM

    I respect this, but it will be hilarious if they decide they don’t care whether or not Kanye comes to their award show.

  5. Snepts • October 24, 2016 @ 7:07 PM

    They’d better take him seriously.

  6. Al Jorg • October 24, 2016 @ 9:04 PM

    who cares, stay away, you won’t be missed by any intelligent person anyway

  7. miranda • October 24, 2016 @ 10:52 PM

    He’s still a gay fish.

  8. Heather • October 24, 2016 @ 11:20 PM

    I would watch the Grammys if that blowhard Kanye would not be there. PLEASE do not nominate Frank because, honestly, I would say 99.99999% of the world is sick & tired of Kanyes & his ridiculous rants. Most of us would welcome not seeing his ugly mug at the Grammys.

  9. carol • October 25, 2016 @ 1:43 AM

    Do us all a favour stay home do not care watch you again with long speeches and all your bs.You are not all what ya think you are

  10. Jasmine • October 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

    Stay away, Kanye! And keep Kim off the red carpet too. There’s enough trash as is.

  11. Terri-Lynn Pammett • October 25, 2016 @ 3:53 PM

    I have never seen someone so full of himself as Kanye is. There are alot of artists that have not been nominated over the years. It’s very childish of him to announce that if Frank isn’t nominated he is going to boycott the Grammies. I for one will not miss him.Time to grow up Kanye.

  12. Gary Bitz • October 25, 2016 @ 7:05 PM

    Kanye should sit this one out he’s a little to much of a self centered baby that if he doesn’t get his way it hurts his feelings STAY HOME !!!!!

  13. Jude • October 27, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

    Please stay at home with your trashy wife and poor children who have yet to learn how their mother became ‘famous’ – imagine that conversation! Mommy how did you become such a well known media whore? In a video what kind of video? Yeah good luck with the counselling fees

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