Kanye West thinks Future deserves Grammy respect

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Oh, Kanye. Photo: Getty Images.
Oh, Kanye. Photo: Getty Images.

Oh, Kanye. Photo: Getty Images.

Kanye West went on another Twitter rant Wednesday afternoon and targeted Atlanta rappers Future and Young Thug in part of it.

There didn’t seem to be any provocation for West to lash out at the Grammys (um, you do know they were last week, right Yeezus?), but when lately has West done anything sensible?

“Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking,” he tweeted. “Yes I have a problem with the Grammys. All artists have a problem with it and I am going to fix it for us all starting right now.”

And then…

“You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn’t have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer,” he continued. “We need to see Young Thug at the Grammys. Not just me and Jay in a suit.”

You can read more of his spewing below, including how he wants to sit down with Neil Portnow, the President of the Recording Academy, to discuss how he’s going to “fix” things.

Portnow responded shortly afterward by telling Rolling Stone (in an actual statement, not on social media), “Kanye West is a creative pioneer who has been recognized and honored by the Recording Academy time and again. We value his input as a member of the creative community, and our doors are always open to him. I continue to welcome Kanye, personally, to engage in a direct and productive dialogue about the future of music and the important role that music creators play in shaping that future.”


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