Grammys 2024: Jay-Z slams Grammys over Beyonce snub

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Jay-Z used his acceptance speech on the Grammys on Monday to hit out on the Academy for failing to ever reward Beyonce with an Album of the Yr award.

Throughout his acceptance speech for the World Affect award, Jay-Z shared his hope that the Grammys would award deserving artists, earlier than making a pointed comment about Beyonce by no means receiving the ceremony’s greatest reward regardless of quite a few nominations all through her profession.

“I don’t need to embarrass this younger girl, however she has extra Grammys than anybody and by no means gained Album of the Yr,” stated the rapper, whereas a considerably incognito Beyonce watched from the viewers. “Take into consideration that. That doesn’t work.”

He additionally hit out at among the different nominees, telling the viewers: “A few of you’re gonna go dwelling tonight and really feel such as you been robbed; some it’s possible you’ll get robbed. A few of you don’t belong within the class.”

As the group gasped, Jay-Z elaborated: “No, no. After I get nervous I inform the reality.”

Beyonce has been nominated for 88 Grammy Awards, profitable a whopping 33 of them in whole, and identical to her husband, she has been nominated six instances for Album of the Yr.

It’s not the primary time the Grammys have been referred to as out relating to a perceived snub of Beyonce. Again in 2017, Album of the Yr winner Adele stated that Beyonce ought to have gained the award for Lemonade.

Followers have been stunned to see Beyonce on the ceremony, however the star appeared eager to maintain herself out of the highlight, holding her head down and hiding beneath her hat within the crowd.

Quite a few viewers rushed to social media to poke enjoyable at Queen B for seemingly attempting to keep away from the cameras in any respect prices throughout Fantasia’s tribute to Tina Turner.

“BEYONCÉ TRYING TO HIDE IS TAKING ME OUT!” tweeted one fan, whereas one other stated: “Not Beyoncé pretending she didn’t see Fantasia”.

In the meantime, it’s been an eventful Grammys up to now, with rapper Killer Mike choosing up three awards for his track Scientists & Engineers – then getting arrested.

Footage from the occasion reveals him being led out of LA’s Area in handcuffs by police, shortly after his triple win.

TMZ later reported that Mike was detained after allegedly moving into some sort of bodily altercation with a safety guard on the occasion.