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All The Artists Who Have Beef With The Grammy Awards

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Republic Records

There are a lot of reasons one could have beef with The Grammy Awards. Whether it’s the sexist statements made by Grammy President Neil Portnow when he said female artists would win more Grammys if they “stepped up,” seemingly arbitrary judgement calls on the quality of certain kinds of music, creative comandeering by producers on the actual awards show, or the history of alleged racism of The Recording Academy — The Recording Academy isn’t exactly squeeky-clean or easy to get along with and many musical artists have decided to possibly forgo winning a Grammy in their career to be honest about what’s going on behind the scenes.

Oh, and if you’re wondering the exact words Neil Portnow said the same year Lorde released Melodrama and Taylor Swift released Reputation, it was: “It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.” Keep in mind, this was also the year of #MeToo and #Time’sUp, proving that this aged music industry exec hasn’t been listening at all…

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