“@kanyewest, I’m not on Twitter but just hit me up and let’s have that sit down. -Neil Portnow” he says via The Grammys official Twitter account.
West requested a meeting with Portnow earlier today and said that the awards do not accurately reflect the music industry. He suggested that Future and Young Thug should be present at the ceremony and that Dexter Navy, who directed A$AP Rocky’s “L$D” video, should have won the award for Best Music Video over Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
View Neil Portnow’s tweet responding to Kanye West below:
.@kanyewest, I’m not on Twitter but just hit me up and let’s have that sit down. – Neil Portnow
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 24, 2016
(This article was first published today [February 24, 2016] at 11:00 a.m. PST and is as follows.)
Kanye West took to twitter today (February 24) to ask for a meeting with Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation.
The Chicago rapper then goes on to list what he believes is wrong with the annual music awards, saying that “you like your black people a certain way.”
West and Jay Z have 42 Grammy Awards between the two of them, including multiple recognitions in 2012 for their work on the joint album, Watch the Throne.
He also says that Dexter Navy, who directed A$AP Rocky’s “L$D” video, should have won the award for Best Music Video over Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
“Everybody with any form of taste knows that was the best video of the year!” West says. “Dexter didn’t feel he even had a chance of winning and he was right!!!”
In 2009, West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards after she won over Beyonce. The two have recently reignited their feud when West rapped about Swift on The Life of Pablo and she called him out at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Kanye West Announces New Album
In the midst of the tweets, West also announces the follow-up to The Life of Pablo. He says that he feels empowered by his creative freedom .
“New album coming this summer,” he writes. “I represent what people can’t say. I love being a voice of freedom when so many people are scared to speak up.”
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