with the way he is carrying on…
so frank ocean is mad.
who is the grammys producer and the show writer,
don’t know how david got involved,
criticized his performance in 2013 with a quote in rolling stone.
this is what ken said:
“We executed his vision knowing that it was faulty,” Ehrlich said of Ocean’s 2013 showing. “And we tried to tell him that, we tried to tell his management that, we tried to tell the record label that. So, his feelings about the Grammys right now, I would imagine, probably go back to that in one way. But honestly, it wasn’t us.”
well frank took to his tumblr in a “kanye west” type rant.
this is what he fonted…
Ok Ken (and David). As much as I hate to make you guys famous or even respond to you directly. We all die one day and you’re old so fuck it. Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute shit. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated. Fuck that performance though. You think that’s why I kept my work out of the Grammy process this year? Don’t you think I would’ve wanted to play the show to ‘redeem’ myself if I felt that way? In reality, I actually wanted to participate in honoring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful. Winning a TV award doesn’t christen me successful. It took me some time to learn that. I bought all my masters back last year in the prime of my career, that’s successful. Blonde sold a million plus without a label, that’s successful. I am young, black, gifted and independent.. that’s my tribute. I’ve actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor and you know what’s really not ‘great TV’ guys? 1989 getting album of the year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most ‘faulty’ TV moments I’ve seen. Believe the people. Believe the ones who’d rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep. Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro, I’m one of the best alive. And if you’re up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from then I’m all for it. Have a good night.
humble yourself frank.
as much as you are “it” right now,
the tides do have a way of turning.
i’m all for a good rant,
but it wasn’t like they were disrespectful.
many who saw the performance said the same.
they said even worse about “blonde”.
i like frank,
but he could have kept this one for his personal.
you don’t want to attend,
but don’t go burning bridges.
lowkey: it seems a lot of artists are skipping the grammys tonight.
and justin bieber.
they say it’s “out of touch”.
the line up looks boring tbh.
i might skip it too.