Now ya’ll know I love me some Alessia Cara! She my good Judy and if ya’ll remember I got the opportunity to meet her a while ago back when she was doing promo for her album. And she’s a sweet muffin! I got the pictures but I don’t feel like finding it. Anywho, MY GIRL won Best New Artist on Sunday at the Grammys and people were ALL UP AND THROUGH they feelings!
Mostly the people who are mesmerized by that SZA girl. Now don’t get me wrong, I heard a few of her songs but she don’t give me nothing I can feel. Just not my speed. So people were throwing shots and shade at Alessia and I guess she finally got fed up and posted the folloing! AND I FUCKING QUOTE!
-“to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers.”
So the main argument was that she’s been in the industry and isn’t necessarily a “new artist.” WHICH I AGREE is a factual statement and actually is accurate. HOWEVER the criteria for the Grammy’s Best New Artist Award isn’t based on whether you started yesterday or last week, but for a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.” Note that this is not necessarily the first album released by an artist.
Now I didn’t see everybody screaming this nonsense LAST YEAR when our homie Chance the Rapper won the award. So with that fact alone I could close this post but I think I wanna continue with a few more receipts. SZA cannot be found on your local TOP 40 station! That’s just fact. She can however be found QUITE OFTEN on your urban radio stations. Alessia however can be found ON BOTH! Not to say SZA doesn’t deserve to be awarded because at this point a Grammy nom is just as good as actually winning. But Alessia deserved that award a little more.
Now I ain’t gone talk about this no more! But ya’ll better leave our girl Alessia alone. She don’t bother nobody. She just sing her little songs (and btw her album is REALLY GOOD) and go home to Canada. THATS IT! But if ya’ll wanna start some shit and kiki come on down in the comments and we’ll have a good ol kiki!
I love you for reading!