Monday, 13 February 2017

Solange receives backlash for trying to make Beyonce's Grammy loss to Adele about race

It was the shock decision that got the Beyhive buzzing, sent the internet into a frenzy, and, perhaps most embarrassingly for the Grammys producers and voters, had its own winner publicly apologising onstage for claiming the top prize.

Adele's ballad-y 25 won Album of the Year over Beyonce's provocative, critically-lauded Lemonade at yesterday's Grammys, and the heated outrage shows no signs of cooling.

In a since deleted tweet, Beyonce's own sister Solange was leading the backlash overnight and also hinting at a future boycott of the awards, linking to a Tumblr post from singer Frank Ocean who had publicly criticised the Grammys over the weekend.

"1989 getting Album of the Year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most 'faulty' TV moments I've seen," Ocean wrote in his post, referencing last year's controversial loss for rapper Kendrick Lamar at the hands of Taylor Swift in the same category. Read her other tweet and some comments after the cut...

1 comment:

  1. I think playing the race card is way too much, don't get me wrong, there's still lot of racism going on but every time something doesn't go your way its racism!