The famous household name in united states music industry are turning down the offer to performed 2019 Grammy Awards as Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino refuse the invitation.
The awards is holding on February 10 in Los Angeles, their refusal to perform has been linked to the way the producers of the Grammy Awards treat the HipHop community.
The Head of Awards of the Recording Academy, Bill Freimuth, has responded to the issue saying they are viewing it with diligence.
“We certainly have been listening to the community with these concerns,” said Freimuth. “The difficulties that our voters have every year is that there are so many excellent recordings, and I think this year that number increased even more.”
People think that 61st Grammy Awards estrangement is rooted in the awards show committee’s perceived reluctance to reward rappers.
Ken Ehrlich,producer of the Grammy telecast, said, “When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, he told the Times.”
Last year, Jay-Z who had the highest nominations with 8 nods failed to go home with a single award. Kendrick Lamar, though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to Bruno Mars.