When XXXTentacion handed away final 12 months, a shockwave was despatched by the hip-hop group as we had misplaced one our rising stars. The man was controversial however his music modified many individuals’s lives for the higher. He was within the course of making constructive alterations in his personal life, making a basis to assist out folks in his group and donating to girls’s shelters. XXXTentacion was deemed ineligible for the “Best New Artist” category as a result of when his album 17 was launched however many anticipated his face to indicate up within the “In Memoriam” phase throughout final night time’s Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, they have been mistaken.
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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 the present however ultimately, they determined in opposition to it. Other artists, like Mac Miller and Avicii, have been honored through 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 inform you it’s a frightening problem. We observe those who we lose in our business in any given 12 months after which we’ve got a course of by which we undergo it. Our on-air in memoriam — we’re fortunate if we wind up that includes] 10 to 15 % these we lose. Because it’s all the time arduous selections. All that’s to say, I don’t have any solutions for you now, however clearly artists who have been outstanding 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 not less than discover his method into the “In Memoriam” phase?