The biggest night for the music industry was there. All the eminent artists got together to celebrate their artistic creations. As the entire world saw the greatest celebration of the hip-hop genre at the 65th Grammy Awards, people wondered about Kanye West. Despite having a complicated and controversial history with the Grammy, they did not even invite the American rapper. Well, Ben Wilson, the executive producer of the award show, revealed the reason.
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Over the past few years, the world witnessed a lot of controversial events. One of the most shocking events was Ye’s controversial anti-Semitic statements. The rapper supported the violent acts of Adolf Hitler and supported hate speech, too. While his fans continue to have mixed feelings about the rapper’s controversial acts, the music industry seems to have cut him off. In his conversation on The Town podcast, Wilson talked about the reason behind not inviting the Chicago rapper.
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Why did the Grammy Awards not invite the 24-times winner?
As the industry celebrated the biggest night with a tribute to the hip-hop genre, they didn’t invite one of the greatest contributors. Ye has had a complicated and controversial history with the Grammy. Therefore, before the ceremony, people were wondering if he would get an invitation. Towards the end of his conversation, the host of the podcast, Matt Belloni, jokingly asked about the rapper’s presence. Wilson said he didn’t have to worry about that. With this statement, the listeners predicted they wouldn’t invite the rapper.
The producer also announced the historical special segment that would include almost all the major artists of hip-hop, but he didn’t utter Ye’s name on the list of performers. From classic and legendary artists to modern rappers, everyone gave a beautiful tribute to the hip-hop genre, as it completed 50 years in the industry. But because of his recent major political and professional controversies, Ye didn’t receive an invitation at all.
Although his name appeared on the list of nominees for the songwriter of the year, as reported Variety, Ye wouldn’t be sharing the award. Along with Ye, Morgan Wallen also didn’t get an invitation nor did he appear anywhere on any of the lists. Well, while two of the major contributors to the hip-hop legacy didn’t get an invitation because of their controversial stands, other attendees enjoyed the biggest musical event.
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Did you witness the greatest musical event of the year? Which was your favorite moment of the celebration? Share your take on the decision of not inviting Ye in the comment box below.
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