Kanye West Threatens to Boycott 2016 Grammy Awards
Kanye West has threatened to boycott next year’s Grammy Awards unless bosses agree to change the voting process to allow the most commercially successful artists to take home the top trophies.
The rapper avoided the ceremony for six years because of his concerns about how the awards are dished out, but he made a long-awaited return to the prizegiving on Sunday night.
West caused controversy at the show by invading the stage to protest when Beck won the Album of the Year prize over his pal Beyonce, and he has now insisted he will not return in 2016 unless awards bosses change the system to favor artists with the most popular records.
During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, West calls for a meeting with the men behind the Grammys, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Recording Academy Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam, to discuss his suggestions.
West says, “(I boycotted the Grammys for) six years… I will not go (again) until I sit with Neil, sit with Jimmy Jam and fix the voting system to be more in accord with the popular votes because popularity is what is needed to sell commercials… A revolution of inspiration can only be had when the older generation combines with the younger generations.”
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