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Diddy slams Grammys, says ‘black music has never been respected’ by Recording Academy

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Sean “Diddy” Combs slammed the Recording Academy before a star-studded crowd at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night, saying hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys,” ironically as he accepted his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree.

Among the artists in the crowd at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, were Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Ozzy Osbourne, John Legend and a coterie of artists from Diddy’s history who had just performed a musical tribute to him, including Faith Evans, Ma$e, Lil’ Kim and his son King Combs.

He said regarding the music genres that he has touched in his career, “never been respected by the GRAMMYs.”

“There’s something that I need to say to the GRAMMYs — and I say this with love,” he said. “Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our sh–.’ For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope.”

“Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the GRAMMYs. Black music has never been respected by the GRAMMYs.”

“So right now, with this current situation,” he continued, “it’s not a revelation. This thing been going on — not just in music, but in film, sports, around the world. And for years we’ve allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us — and that stops right now.” The crowd, while a bit dazed from the length of his speech, cheered enthusiastically.”

“I’m officially starting the clock: you’ve got 365 days to get this sh— together,” he continued. “We need the artists to take back control, we need transparency, we need diversity. This is the room that has the power to [force] the change that needs to be made. They have to make the changes for us: They’re a non-profit organization that is supposed to protect the welfare of the musical community. That’s what is says on the mission statement: they work for us.”

“It’s going to take all of us to get this done. I’m here for the artists, so sign me up.”

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Guru set to build NKZ City

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NKZ boss, Guru, is set to build NKZ City for his people in Adukrom Abetema in the Eastern Region. 

The “Boys Abre” hitmaker who has been trending for the past few days after he wanted to feature Kuami Eugene but was allegedly denied the opportunity. Guru has now made known his plans of building a new NKZ City for the people of Adukrom Abetema in the Easter Region. 

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“Stop using soldiers as security” – security analyst Col. Festus Aboagye (RTD) warns

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Security analyst, Col. Festus Aboagye (RTD) has warned the government to stop using soldiers as security. 

Speaking in an interview on TV3, he said its not the role of the military being so mandatory to provide security to certain VVIP’s. According to him, in the law, whether in practice or in the law, its not the role of the military to drive civilians and not even ministers but may be the head of state and the vice. 

For him, there might be a situation of emergencies like civil war and conflict in a part of the country but in the normal democratic governance that we find ourselves, military are not bodyguards for parliamentarians, ministers and lawyers. Please watch the video below: 

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