Grammy Awards 2019: Drake and others declined performance

Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino have all declined to perform at the 2019 Grammy awards holding on February 10 in Los Angeles.

Drake and others declined performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards


Their refusal to perform has been linked to the way the producers of the Grammy Awards treat the HipHop community.

Last year, Jay-Z who had the highest nominations with 8 nods failed to go home with a single award. Kendrick Lamar, though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to Bruno Mars.

The Head of Awards of the Recording Academy, Bill Freimuth, has responded to the issue saying they are viewing it with diligence.

“We certainly have been listening to the community with these concerns,” said Freimuth. “The difficulties that our voters have every year is that there are so many excellent recordings, and I think this year that number increased even more.”

“As always, we only have so many nominees in every category,” he continued. “So, you know, it’s never easy to tell what’s going to be nominated because we have got so many [voters] that are professional music creators, they’re coming from all types of different genres and different disciplines and varied experiences.”

Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammy telecast, told the Times:

“The fact of the matter is, we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world.

“When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad.”

Lailaijeoma

57 Comments

  1. the system is already faulty so you can’t always get what you want. even the superstars are now doing one-sided (corruption)

  2. i think this Grammy award of this year is not organized very well,because they were just having problem with invited artist and i don’t know why

  3. I think the organizers of the granny at find their best in picking or choosing the best as regards any category

  4. hmm first of all ariana pull out
    now drake and others. what is happening to the grammy awards for this year 2019.

  5. What’s really going on. Well I think those in charge of the whole Grammy thing should just try and work on the issues that is making artists, music artists decline the offer to perform at the Grammys.

  6. I dont think this year Grammy Award will be interesting cause they are having problems with their invited artists

  7. What’s wrong with 2019’s Granny show? Anyways, you people should fix things aright and notify us

  8. That mean they don’t give them what they want that is why they declined their word for them to decline the award they gave them that is me they don’t want it they are worth more than that

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