Childish Gambino Makes Grammy History With Record of the Year – But Doesn't Even Show Up

The Recording Academy nonetheless hasn’t realized how one can deal with music artists with respect.  Last night time’s Grammys proved that.

Yesterday night, on the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Donald Glover – higher referred to as Childish Gambino – made historical past.

‘This Is America’ grew to become the primary observe to win each Song and Record of The Year.  This marks the primary time a rap tune has received each classes.

There was only one drawback.  Gambino didn’t seem to carry out nor attend the occasion.  He beat out Drake, Lady Gaga, and Bradley Cooper in each classes.

No different artist had failed to just accept one of many ‘massive 4’ classes since Amy Winehouse in 2008.

Accepting the award on behalf of Gambino, producer Ludwig Göransson spoke concerning the impression of ‘This Is America.’

No matter the place you’re born or what nation you’re from, you join with ‘This Is America.’

It speaks to folks, form of proper to your soul.  It calls out injustice, celebrates life, and reunites us all on the similar time.

Major Grammys snubs.

Ariana Grande, a significant no-show following an argument with Grammys producers, lashed out on the occasion.

After Cardi B received Best Rap Album, Grande tweeted,

F—ok.  Trash.  Literal bulls—t.

She later clarified to followers it had “nothing to do with” Cardi B.  Rather, the Recording Academy failed to provide the win to her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, even after inviting his mother and father to the occasion.

This.  This is what I meant.  Karen [Miller, the rapper’s mother] was gonna have a inexperienced swimsuit made.


Speaking about Miller’s dedication to his album, Grande added,

He slept within the studio for 2 months.

She additionally tweeted the costume she would’ve received to the awards present, had it not been for Grammys producer ’s unprecedented calls for.

In addition, doubtless because of his violent repute, the Grammys failed to acknowledge XXXTentacion’s passing.

Producers had purposefully didn’t add the late rapper to Grammys’ In Memoriam phase.  Reps for XXXTentacion had pushed for the Recording Academy to acknowledge his passing as a result of large recognition of ‘Sad!’  However, because of his historical past of home violence – most notably, hanging his pregnant girlfriend – the occasion didn’t embrace him.

A shock look adopted with an abrupt snub.

has beforehand lambasted the Grammys for failing to air different rap awards on TV.

He advised the Toronto Star,

I’m apparently a rapper, though ‘Hotline Bling’ just isn’t a rap tune.  The solely class they’ll handle to suit me in is a rap class.

Drake hasn’t appeared on the occasion since 2013.

Then, yesterday, the Canadian artist apparently made peace with the Recording Academy.

After profitable Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan,’ Drake made an sudden look.

Downplaying the significance of awards occasions – together with the Grammys – he stated,

[To] the children watching, these aspiring to do music, and all my friends that make music from their coronary heart, that do issues pure and inform the reality [to] know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.

It’s not the NBA… This is a enterprise the place generally it’s as much as a bunch of individuals that may not perceive what a mixed-race child from Canada has to say… or a brother from Houston proper there, my brother Travis.

You’ve already received when you’ve got people who find themselves singing your songs phrase for phrase, when you’re a hero in your hometown.  If there’s individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to come back to your exhibits, you don’t want this proper right here.  I promise you, you already received.

Then, producers deliberately lower him off mid-speech, reportedly resulting in “a groan within the media room.”

Spinning Drake’s intentionally shortened speech, a spokesperson for the awards present later stated,

During Drake’s speech, there was a pure pause and at that second the producers did assume that he was achieved after which lower to business.

However, the producers did converse with Drake following his speech and did provide him to come back again on stage to complete no matter his ideas had been.  But Drake stated he was proud of what he stated and didn’t have something so as to add.


Featured picture by Donald Glover (YouTube screengrab).