Divided We Fall

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, SMH

Posted by Bossip Staff

Don Cornelius & Wife

After last year, we should’ve seen this coming:

“The Soul Train Music Awards have been scrapped for 2008. The annual ceremony celebrates the best in black music and entertainment in North America, and has been running for more than 20 years. This year’s event would have marked the 22nd installment of the Soul Train Music Awards, but the reason behind the cancellation has yet to be disclosed.

Last year’s ceremony lacked the presence of the main nominees, including John Legend, Gnarls Barkley and superstars Beyonce Knowles and Mary J. Blige, after scheduling conflicts meant they were unable to attend the event.

However, the awards show – which usually takes place a few weeks after the prestigious Grammy Awards – has also been under increased scrutiny since Soul Train, the TV dance show it was based on, was brought to an end in 2006. It is currently unclear whether future Soul Train Music Awards would be affected by the 2008 announcement.”

With so many Black artists scrambling to clear their schedule for the “prestigious” Grammy’s, they neglected to participate in this cultural institution last year. Now it appears that the Soul Train Awards may never come back. We’d like to see them overturn their decision about canceling this year. The mostly D-List celebrity line up was pretty entertaining last year. SMH.

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Comments

  • bree

    1st!

  • SWEET CHEEKS

    2nd?

  • bree

    :-D

    i forgot there was a Soul Train Awards, what about Lady of Soul? or is that a category @ the Soul Train Awards show?

  • http://www.GOTSTRONG.com I ride a bicycle.....wanna join me ?

    Top 5 ?

  • http://lavatorylady.blogspot.com Lavatorylady

    Why don’t they just change the date as opposed to having it so close to Grammy time?

  • http://www.myspace.com/shamecatierrajackson ms meca

    top ten

  • He's Presidential

    That’s sad that those people didnt show up for Soul Train but they’ll show up for Grammy’s which is like the Oscars.

  • I'm Just Me

    @ SOUTHERN: HEY MOMMA!

    UM I AGREE BLACK SHOWS DON’T BE ON POINT. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY CANCELLED SOUL TRAIN THOUGH. SAD! I GREW UP ON THAT SHYT…BUT THE PEOPLE WERE ALWAYS LIPSYNCING. HEY IT HAPPENS.

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    Them boobs look fake as hell and Cornelius looks two steps from a casket.

  • bree

    picture*

    @ Afiya..i am DEAD @ ‘2 steps from a casket’

  • guilty pleasure

    Why are her “breastessses” so FAR apart!

    Look at her tryna hold her stomach in! LOL

  • Kim

    Do you black men ever do anything different? No wonder the world dose not respect us as people.

  • http://braibrai@yahoo.com ms braided beauty the real one

    Soul train awards with a white woman on your arms..how contradictary is that!!!

  • HOTSTUFF

    It’s very sad that the only platform black stars had to appreciate their music is going down the drain b/c white america decided to finally pay them some attention and they lost their damn minds!!!

    All of the artists that were nominated and didn’t show should really feel that wrath b/c it makes no sense They opened the door for you and this is the way you pay Don Cornelius back????

  • Lyte Bright

    @bree

    yes its a lady of soul awards ceremony that tapes in september. idk if one came on last year or not.

    ———–

    damn shame they go to the racist grammy awards but dont even acknowledge soul train awards, the award show for us and by us waaaaay before bet, source, and vibe awards came into play.

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