MTV spoke with several players in the hip hop community who sounded off on the lack of respect the Grammys have given to rap acts. Chief amongst them was Jay-Z, who boycotted the awards this year even though he was in Los Angeles last night. Jay-Z told MTV earlier this month, “I didn’t think they gave the rightful respect to hip-hop. It started that they didn’t nominate DMX that year,” he said. “DMX had an incredible album. He didn’t get a nomination. I was like, ‘Nah, that’s crazy.'” Meanwhile, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who did attend said, “I think he should show up. He’s basically made his position felt. They recognized, and now it’s up to us to make sure we’re seen in a proper light at the Grammys.” Read more.
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