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Adele, Bailey Jay, and Beyonce: a adelesp solange knowles (asolangeknowles there have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year there have been over 200 black artist who have performed 2017-02-13, 5:04 PM AGonIGSoapbox: Adele pulled back the curtain to what many in the audience were thinking. I know many in Staples were shocked that she was telling the TRUTH SO LOUD but ask yourself this: Why can The Empress or other Black Artists NOT win the most coveted award in Music? I surmise that the "voters" in Beyonce's case feel, "Eh, it's too easy for her. She does all that stuff naturally and doesn't have to work at it like Adele." The Empress gets punished because she's TOO F***IN DOPE! The same way Steve Nash beat out Kobe one year for MVP because the optics of a "little scrappy guy" beating out a 6'7" "gazelle" just looks better DESPITE the "gazelle" with the better stats. Hey, Adele's album was a big as you can get on all cylinders but as she eloquently explained here, "LEMONADE", was that next level sh**. Brittany Spears stumbling and bumbling in stage is over looked whereas let JLo trip on her costume and Harvey Levin is gonna have a camera on her toe nail polish. Another thing the Grammys does is "payback" artists that they missed in their height so that's why Kanye lost to Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock when he clearly had the superior work. You see if they give it to you at your height then that validates the ARTIST as the cultural and spiritual leader. That's why Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks won the award after their heyday. They know what Beyonce means to the culture but do they want to validate that? You think they'd let Kanye get that power? Both answers are No. So Taylor Swift, Beck, Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", etc. etc. will continue to win and every blue moon you will get a L Boogie or Outkast winning but very few and far in between. @artemusgordon 17thsoulja BlackIG17th
Adele, Bailey Jay, and Beyonce: a adelesp
 solange knowles
 (asolangeknowles
 there have only been two black winners
 in the last 20 years for album of the
 year
 there have been over 200 black artist
 who have performed
 2017-02-13, 5:04 PM
AGonIGSoapbox: Adele pulled back the curtain to what many in the audience were thinking. I know many in Staples were shocked that she was telling the TRUTH SO LOUD but ask yourself this: Why can The Empress or other Black Artists NOT win the most coveted award in Music? I surmise that the "voters" in Beyonce's case feel, "Eh, it's too easy for her. She does all that stuff naturally and doesn't have to work at it like Adele." The Empress gets punished because she's TOO F***IN DOPE! The same way Steve Nash beat out Kobe one year for MVP because the optics of a "little scrappy guy" beating out a 6'7" "gazelle" just looks better DESPITE the "gazelle" with the better stats. Hey, Adele's album was a big as you can get on all cylinders but as she eloquently explained here, "LEMONADE", was that next level sh**. Brittany Spears stumbling and bumbling in stage is over looked whereas let JLo trip on her costume and Harvey Levin is gonna have a camera on her toe nail polish. Another thing the Grammys does is "payback" artists that they missed in their height so that's why Kanye lost to Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock when he clearly had the superior work. You see if they give it to you at your height then that validates the ARTIST as the cultural and spiritual leader. That's why Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks won the award after their heyday. They know what Beyonce means to the culture but do they want to validate that? You think they'd let Kanye get that power? Both answers are No. So Taylor Swift, Beck, Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", etc. etc. will continue to win and every blue moon you will get a L Boogie or Outkast winning but very few and far in between. @artemusgordon 17thsoulja BlackIG17th

AGonIGSoapbox: Adele pulled back the curtain to what many in the audience were thinking. I know many in Staples were shocked that she was te...