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

The Recording Academy nonetheless hasn’t discovered the right way to deal with music artists with respect.  Last evening’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 observe to win each Song and Record The Year.  This marks the primary time a rap tune 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 the ‘massive 4’ classes since Amy Winehouse in 2008.

Accepting the award on behalf Gambino, producer Ludwig Göransson spoke in regards to the impression ‘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, form proper to your soul.  It calls out injustice, celebrates life, and reunites us all on the identical time.

Major Grammys snubs.

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

After Cardi B gained 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 mom] 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, possible resulting from his violent fame, the Grammys failed to acknowledge XXXTentacion’s passing.

Producers had purposefully didn’t add the late rapper to Grammys’ In Memoriam section.  Reps for XXXTentacion had pushed for the Recording Academy to acknowledge his passing as a result of large reputation ‘Sad!’  However, resulting from his historical past home violence – most notably, putting 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 instructed the Toronto Star,

I’m apparently a rapper, despite the fact that ‘Hotline Bling’ shouldn’t be a rap tune.  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 successful Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan,’ Drake made an sudden look.

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

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 typically it’s as much as a bunch 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 in case you have people who find themselves singing your songs phrase for phrase, in the event you’re a hero in your hometown.  If there may be individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to return to your exhibits, you don’t want this proper right here.  I promise you, you already gained.

Then, producers deliberately lower him f 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 communicate with Drake following his speech and did fer him to return 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).