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

The Recording Academy nonetheless hasn’t discovered easy methods to deal with music artists with respect.  Last night time’s Grammys proved that.

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

‘This Is America’ turned the primary monitor to win each Song and Record of The Year.  This marks the primary time a rap music has gained each classes.

There was only one downside.  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 simply accept one of many ‘huge 4’ classes since Amy Winehouse in 2008.

Accepting the award on behalf of Gambino, producer Ludwig Göransson spoke concerning the influence 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 individuals, sort of proper to your soul.  It calls out injustice, celebrates life, and reunites us all on the identical time.

Major Grammys snubs.

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

After Cardi B gained Best Rap Album, Grande tweeted,

F—okay.  Trash.  Literal bulls—t.

She later clarified to followers it had “nothing to do with” Cardi B.  Rather, the Recording Academy failed to present 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 gained to the awards present, had it not been for Grammys producer ’s unprecedented calls for.

In addition, probably resulting from 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 because of the large recognition of ‘Sad!’  However, resulting from his historical past of home violence – most notably, putting his pregnant girlfriend – the occasion didn’t embody him.

A shock look adopted with an abrupt snub.

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

He informed the Toronto Star,

I'm apparently a rapper, despite the fact that ‘Hotline Bling’ is just not a rap music.  The solely class they will 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 surprising look.

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

[To] the youngsters 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 typically it's as much as a bunch of individuals which 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 gained you probably have people who find themselves singing your songs phrase for phrase, should 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 reveals, you don’t want this proper right here.  I promise you, you already gained.

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 mentioned,

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

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 mentioned he was pleased with what he mentioned and didn’t have something so as to add.


Featured picture by Donald Glover (YouTube screengrab).