Frank Ocean has revealed why he won’t be performing at this year’s Grammys.
Frank Ocean has called the Grammys “faulty” and suggested they suffer from “cultural bias”.
A false report was issued by show producer Ken Ehrlich that the singer wasn’t taking part in the awards because his performance at the 2013 Grammys and he stated that the team “executed his vision knowing that it was faulty.”
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He posted on Tumblr to explain why he wouldn’t be participating in this year’s awards, and in order to put the false rumours to rest.
The singer didn’t put his latest album Blonde forward to be considered for this year’s Grammys – calling the awards “dated” and out of touch with music by young black artists.
“I actually wanted to participate in honouring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful.
“I am young, black, gifted and independent. That’s my tribute.”