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Solange Knowles Calls Out Grammys' Diversity Problem After Beyonce Loses Album of the Year Again

Solange Knowles Calls Out Grammys' Diversity Problem After Beyonce Loses Album of the Year Again

Solange Knowles is speaking out again to call out the Grammys after her older sister Beyonce lost the award for Album of the Year for her groundbreaking album Lemonade.

The 30-year-old singer, who won her first Grammy last night, previously tweeted a link to Frank Ocean‘s explanation of his Grammys boycott just minutes after Bey lost the award to Adele.

Lemonade is Beyonce‘s third album that has been nominated for Album of the Year.

“there have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year. there have been over 200 black artist who have performed,” Solange tweeted on Monday afternoon (February 13). “create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g’s🌹.”

Adele, who won the top honor this year, even thought that the award should go to Beyonce!

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  • SUSIdo

    God not again!

    Is ADELE!! her album was the best! It is a master piece. Could you please stop calling racism at everything? I get it, is your sister, Is Beyonce! But Adele deserved it too.

    Both are Goddess of music. Both deserved it. Only one could win. And I think Adele deserved it a lot.

    Of course for some Beyonce was the winner. I would have been a little sad If Adele hadn’t won. But, I wouldn’t even think on saying it was wrong to give her the award. IS Beyonce

    When you are listening music, you dont worry about race or politics. Voices, music. that is the important. So please, stop bringing race in everything

  • Ash

    The only thing that racist here is you Solange. You sister’s nominated album was so terrible, it should not even be in the same category with the exceptionally brilliant Adele. Not everything is racist, sexist, homophobic and etc just because you don’t get things your way. Grow up and stop being a sore loser.

  • Cooper

    I think the difference is a lot of these artist who win album of there are hugely commercially successful (see Taylor Swift) and make music for the masses. While Beyoncé may have hit a home run for some Lemonade was specifically for the black community. Even the topics discussed in the songs were generic (Adele) vs very specific (Beyoncé). It doesn’t make it any less impactful. Ultimately this is an award it’s not going to make or break HER career, she is still a Grammy winning artist.

  • gradybridges

    Is race part of the problem-sure. Big part-probably not. These award shows RARELY get it right
    When was the first time the Rolling Stones won a Grammy?-1995
    How about David Bowie? He won for a VIDEO in 1985 but didn’t win for his music till 2017
    Many great artist have never won a Grammy-Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Diana Ross, Led Zepplin, Iggy Pop

    I could go into the Oscars and it be even worse. Point is-award shows are NOT about giving to the best talent. The Grammys(and all award shows) were invented to advertise the product.

    It’s not like Beyoncé is Susan Lucci

  • fromanotherplanet

    White mediocrity will always prevail. Adele is lauded because she is a fat white woman who sings “black” and makes white people feel good about themselves. Her album was decent but safe and one-note.

    Beyonce’s lemonade took risks, vocally, lyrically and thematically. It was a towering visual achievement that reclaimed a plethora of genres with black roots: rock, country etc. Lemonade was also the most critically-acclaimed album of 2016 and topped almost every critics’ list.

    But that wasn’t still enough to win.

    Adele could not even properly put on a good show. She f#cked up the rhythm of her George Michael tribute and cursed on live television. Can you imagine if Beyonce or any other black artist for the matter messed up a live performance and then cursed? Oh my. The media would have had a field day with that one. Fox News would have ripped Beyonce to pieces and called her every classless name in their dictionary of prejudice and fallacies. Adele got a pat on the back and a standing ovation.

    White mediocrity always prevails.

  • rrodriguez0309

    so solange wants black people to form their own committees, institution etc. so that only black people can win??

  • LolaLola

    sounds about right. isn’t that what the BET awards are for?

  • LolaLola

    racist much? Adele has a magnificent voice and doesn’t whore herself out to magazines nor does she constantly celebrate herself by posting endless photos on social media.

  • JEN

    Maybe it was her crown… She walked around like she was the queen… Not.

  • persononhere

    i don’t even care who won. bunch of millionaire whinging brats looking for trophies to feed their egos.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Beyonce can OUTSING Adele’s flat vocals any day, anywhere, anytime and any place. White mediocrity be damned!!!

  • Wendy

    So sick of having everything be about race. Adele won because she had the best album, PERIOD. Get over it. What is everyones weird obsession with Beyonce? I liked Adele’s music more than hers this year, and GASP, maybe so did the voters.

    Beyonce is not the queen of the world and im so sick of people acting like she deserves everything.

  • Wendy

    Always the most racist people complaining about others being racist. What would you do if someone said black mediocrity? Cry racism? You’re one of those people who thinks black people can’t be racist, right?

  • LolaLola

    yeah, right. I’m white and I’m proud.

  • VanityInsecurity

    if you have to bitch about every time you didn’t get your way.. sounds like privilege to me

  • Shelby

    Seriously? After that ridiculous performance as if she’s the first woman to ever get pregnant… I have officially joined the crowd that finds her obnoxious. Her sister too!

    This isn’t about race. This is an obnoxious person whose ego knows no bounds.

    Race my a$$. Stick the labels up yours. Can’t blame every pitfall on race. It’s BS.

  • Esoteric11

    There’s too many damn award shows.

  • sheigh

    She’s absolutely right!

  • suzybel

    Beyoncé lost because her album was not the best, Adele’s was.

  • fromanotherplanet

    WA WA WA WA Becky. You mad because after centuries of being rewarded for your mediocrity, people are finally calling you out??? WA WA WA WA. Here’s a tissue, becky.

  • fromanotherplanet

    You better be proud of your mediocrity. It’s the only way you’ve been able to get away with it for so long LOL

  • LolaLola

    I’m hardly mediocre. get away with what?

  • Wendy

    lol….and proving my point. If I called you a black name though I’d be racist, right? This Becky doesn’t fall for your shit.

  • fromanotherplanet

    WA WA WA WA WA WA. In this era of social media activism, white privilege is going to be called out and you will deal. Bye BECKY!!

  • Wendy

    lol oh honey, the only one crying here is you…..alllllllll the damn time.

    BYE FELICIA. You literally are from another planet because you’re so fucking delusional it’s sad.

  • Wendy

    And social media activism is going to be the downfall of this country. All you whiners can’t go one day without getting attention because you’re upset that you can’t get your shit together.

  • Midnight

    I don’t get it. Does a person want to win just because they’re black or because they actually deserve the award? It would be a snub if Beyoncé wasn’t nominated. Same goes for the Oscars. Last year, everyone cried racism because of the lack of African Americans nominated, specifically siting Will Smith. Well IMO, he didn’t deserve to be nominated, EVER! He should stick will non-dramatic roles and there were ZERO note-worthy performances by black actors last year. This year there are numerous African Americans nominated and rightly so. They are all outstanding ACTORS, no need for color-coding.
    I’m not denying racism exists, but loosing or not being nominated does not automatically point towards racism. I honestly thought the Grammys were going to go the other way, Beyoncé beating out Adele in order to avoid any accusations of rascism. Beyoncé is an incredible performer, but vocally and musically Adele is superior

  • Midnight

    Noteworthy As per usual Beyoncé allows other people to do her dirty work. It’s the Beyhive and now Solange. Adele was extremely gracious towards Beyoncé and yet, Beyoncé allows her sister to stir trouble. Beyoncé is pissed that she didn’t win. I guess Solange had to assume Kanye”s role.
    IMO, Beyoncé is as fake as they come. “Tearing up” as Adele spoke and yet no reciprocal praise for Adele. Look how mama Tina “accidentally” talked crap about Jennifer Hudson (who has always been a thorn in Beyoncés side). This is no coincidence. I’m convinced Beyoncé is not the sweet person people think she is. Again and again, she remains silent while others do her evil bidding. I can only image the private, illiterate conversations.

  • Midnight

    So right. I’m so sick of people getting caught up in the hype. I actually think the “sheeps” of the world think they’ll be left out of something if they don’t adore Beyoncé. It’s like the “pet rock” craze or the “hatchables” craze. People feel left out if they don’t have one. She is without doubt the most over rated performer to date. It’s all hype and “frantic” behavior that catapulted her to this level. Snowball effect.

  • Midnight

    Yep. Hypothetically, let’s say Beyoncé is white. She stil wouldn’t have won with Lemonade. It’s that simple.
    If I win an award, I want to win because I deserved it, It’s like kids getting “participation” trophies. Nonsense. It’s gonna get to the point that when a black person DOES win, they’ll question themselves as to whether they deserved to win or only won because they are black.

  • Midnight

    Just addressing the George Michael tribute… newsflash!!! That’s what professionals do. They restart a performance if their voice is off. At least she was singing live. You’re talking apples and oranges here. Adele deserved a standing O for the tribute, not only for her performance but as respect to George Michael. Her tribute and Beyoncés loss are not connected and Adele’s voice and performance is anything but mediocre.
    You sound like Solange. Everyone else is bad if Beyoncé doesn’t win.
    But I agree, FOX would have been all over the language if it were Beyonce and FYI, I don’t watch FOX.

  • Midnight

    It’s awesome to be white and mediocre and yet everything pretty much still goes my way!!
    Now that’s privilege without even trying.

  • Midnight

    If you want equality act accordingly. Hang tough and persevere without crying foul and in a few more centuries perhaps you will be treated as an equal