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It looks like The Grammys will be without some big acts as they go towards the big show.
Drake and Kanye West are both tied with 8 Grammy nominations a piece. But they may not be there to accept any of it.
According to TMZ:
It started with Frank Ocean, who many think had the best album of the year, but didn’t even bother submitting it for Grammy consideration. Ocean says he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that doesn’t represent young, black artists.
We’re told Justin Bieber, who’s nominated for 4 Grammys, plans to be somewhere other than the Grammys a week from Sunday. As for why, we’re told he just doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.
Drake has 8 nominations but we’re told he also doesn’t plan to be there … we’re told he’ll be on tour in Europe.
As for Kanye, who’s got 8 noms, he received 21 Grammys in the past, but he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer.
In other words this isn’t like the great hip hop boycott of 1989, but it could make an impact if ratings tank a bit or both get multiple awards and aren’t there to accept them.
We were looking for that Kanye moment too.
What do you think about it?