(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy joined the week-long conversation about Beck winning the Grammy for “Album Of The Year.” In an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, the star of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta shared his thoughts on the Grammys treatment of African-American artists.
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“I’m not prejudice at all, but it’s crazy how – it’s like they make us prejudice,” said Scrappy. “They make us prejudice with their moves that they make. And when I say ‘they,’ I mean the White people that’s in charge.”
The “Head Bussa” rhymer went on to add he feels the Grammys are supposed to be rewarded to the performer that is popular across demographics. He cites the Country Music Awards and the MTV Awards as showcases that are specific to one genre. For Scrappy, Beyoncé’s overall global appeal is the reason her self-titled album should have beaten Beck’s Morning Phase.
“Everybody knows Beyoncé. Beyoncé just came off a world tour. This idiot never did a world tour, and if he had we didn’t know it,” Scrappy stated. “Black people know, white people know about Beyoncé. Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, everybody knows about Beyoncé. This a**hole, f**king idiot – I call him an idiot cause I would have gave it to Beyoncé like, ‘Look I enjoy my music, but I’m gonna give this to her.’”
Scrappy sees the Grammy snubs as an insult. He believes the reason the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gives “their people” the awards is because Black artists are making money despite not being recognized by the Grammy voters.
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Watch Lil Scrappy’s interview below.