Sure, it’s the biggest night in music. But while taking home a Grammy Award is for many artists the climax of their careers, for others those golden statues have seriously lost their luster. Face it, Grammys: These 6 artists are just not that into you.
“You think I give a damn about a Grammy?” –Eminem, as heard on 2000’s ‘The Real Slim Shady,’ which went on to win Best Rap Solo Performance the following year.
“Man, f— the Grammys! I couldn’t care less about the Grammy Awards.” –50 Cent, who has never won a single award despite being nominated 13 times, venting his spleen in 2009.
“I don’t think they acknowledge hip-hop for being the true art form that it is.” –Fat Joe, irked to find out on the red carpet that the award for Best Rap Album of 1999, which was won by him and partner Big Pun, was to be given off-camera.
“I think [Amy Winehouse] has a great talent, but I don’t agree with the Grammys giving her those nods.” –Natalie Cole, a former substance abuser herself, disapproving of Winehouse’s winning spree in 2008 amidst a “stupor of drugs”.
“This is the pattern of a dying industry … [It's] probably why we can live in a society and vote people to offices where they don’t belong …” –The Dream, upset that his album ‘Love vs. Money’ was overlooked by the committee for 2010.
“I didn’t think they gave the rightful respect to hip-hop. DMX had an incredible album in 1999. He didn’t get a nomination. I was like, ‘Nah, that’s crazy.‘” –Jay-Z, explaining in 2002 why he was a no-show, despite his numerous nominations and wins.