The Grammy’s still ain’t got no love for hip-hop?
It became painfully obvious why The Grammy’s asked LL Cool J to host the show after going without an MC for years after the show closed without a real hip-hop performance or acceptance speech. The show and the folks pulling the strings behind the scenes still don’t care about hip-hop. Okay so it’s not their faults that Kanye and Jay-Z didn’t show up (although only one of their awards was televised anyway). But what about Bon Iver — an artist we only know about because Kanye featured him on his album — winning the Best New Artist category over both J. Cole and Nicki Minaj? What about Breezy being confined to performing his electro hits instead of his hip-hop leanings. And that non-rap Nicki Minaj performance was way more Lady Gaga than Lil Kim. Didn’t make much sense after all the noise “Super Bass” made. We got a glimpse of Weezy during Breezy’s second performance, but we still can’t say hip-hop was properly repped. Ironic because there were multiple Country performances and pop performances and old-school performances. We asked our Twitter followers to give the show a grade and got an overwhelming number of F’s. So what do you think? Did the Grammy’s try hard enough to include “US” or did Breezy and Nicki play themselves by going the “safe route.”
We gotta ask y’all… Did the 2012 Grammy’s FAIL hip-hop???