XXXTentacion Snubbed By Grammy Awards During "In Memoriam" Segment


When XXXTentacion handed away final yr, a shockwave was despatched by means of the hip-hop neighborhood as we had misplaced considered one of our rising stars. The man was controversial however his music modified many individuals’s lives for the higher. He was within the course of of constructing optimistic alterations in his personal life, making a basis to assist out individuals in his neighborhood and donating to girls’s shelters. XXXTentacion was deemed ineligible for the “Best New Artist” class due to when his album 17 was launched however many anticipated his face to point out up within the “In Memoriam” phase throughout final night time’s Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, they had been mistaken.

XXXTentacion Snubbed By Grammy Awards During "In Memoriam" Segment
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According to Variety, the late rapper’s property requested quite a few instances for the Academy to acknowledge XXXTentacion within the memorial portion of the present however in the long run, they determined in opposition to it. Other artists, like Mac Miller and Avicii, had been honored throughout the ceremony’s memorial part however XXX was not proven. Academy president Neil Portnow was requested beforehand if they might be that includes the Florida rapper within the phase, to which he responded: “I’ll let you know it’s a frightening problem. We monitor people who we lose in our business in any given yr after which we’ve a course of by which we undergo it. Our on-air in memoriam — we’re fortunate if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 p.c of these we lose. Because it’s at all times laborious decisions. All of that’s to say, I don’t have any solutions for you now, however clearly artists who had been distinguished and well-known by the general public are people who find themselves acknowledged and we’ll simply wind up having to see the way it performs out.”

Were you stunned when XXXTentacion did not no less than discover his means into the “In Memoriam” phase?