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Frank Ocean Gives Rare Interview, Explains Why He Snubbed the Grammys

Frank Ocean Gives Rare Interview, Explains Why He Snubbed the Grammys

Frank Ocean has given one of his first interviews in years and in it, he explains why decided not to submit his latest albums for Grammy Awards consideration.

The 29-year-old singer, who has two Grammys to his name and many more nominations already, made his decision to protest the organization.

“That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” Frank told the New York Times. “It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.”

“I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated,” he added. “I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”

Frank noted during the interview that only a few black artists have ever won the Album of the Year prize.

It looks like Frank never told his pal Kanye West about his plans because the rapper vowed to boycott the awards show if the singer is not nominated in 2017.

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  • Koos

    white america still rules…………………..

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  • plez

    This bs about dropping out rather than participation is how we got Trump as president elect. Not voting or not entering in your album for consideration makes it easier for others to dismiss your wishes. To make change you are to be willing to stand up and speak not sit or kneel in a corner and whine about it.