Frank Ocean’s new album Blonde probably would have gotten at least one Grammy nomination, but now he’s guaranteed a grand total of zero nominations, because his team missed the deadline to submit it. Billboard says that Frank Ocean’s people didn’t screw up. They knew about the Grammy nominations deadline and said “fuck it” to submitting Blonde and his visual album Endless. Either Frank Ocean thinks the Grammys hold about as much importance as the shit churning in a bull’s bowels, or he doesn’t want to bruise his palms from clapping every time Adele beats him since she’s probably going to win everything. It seems like Frank Ocean doesn’t give one damn about getting a Grammy nomination, but Kanye West really cares about Frank Ocean getting a Grammy nomination.
Kanye took a break from tempting the Beyhive to sting the life out of his finger-loving booty hole by talking shit about Beyonce’s husband, and threatened to boycott the Grammy ceremony if Frank Ocean doesn’t get a nomination. While hovering above his subjects at a show in Oakland, CA on Saturday (video below), Kanye went all Donald Trump by making it sound like not having him at the Grammys will be a devastating loss! via Vulture
“I’ll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we’ve got to come together to fight the bullshit.”
Err, I think Frank Ocean is already fighting the bullshit by choosing to not participate in the bullshit, but okay, Kanye.
Kanye went on to mouth queef out about how the Grammy tricks should bend the rules for Frank the way they bent the rules for Lady Gaga in 2010. Billboard says that Lady Gaga’s Just Dance got a Grammy nomination in 2008 when she wasn’t that big yet. The next year, she was left out of the Best New Artist category, because artistes who have already been nominated for a Grammy can’t be nominated for Best New Artist. The Recording Academy changed the rules so that wouldn’t happen again.
“She wasn’t nominated for best new artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show, they wanted her to open. So the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations in order to nominate her in order for her to perform in the show.”
I know that Kanye lives in a hardened fart bubble of delusion, but someone should pop it for him and tell him that he’s going about it the wrong way. If Kanye really wants Blonde to be nominated for a Grammy, he should promise NOT to show up if Frank Ocean is nominated. Not only would the Grammy people bend the rules until they break so they can nominate Frank, they’d probably nominate his album in every category several times over. Shit, they’d probably change the name to the Frankys too.