Tiffany Haddish and other stars who have criticized the Grammys

Grammy Chief apologizes to Haddish after "disrespectful" offer

Stars Insider

11/12/20 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Grammy awards

Major awards shows are typically based upon a few people deciding which of the plethora of creatives are worth validation that year—a premise that leaves a huge amount of room for conflict.

The Grammys specifically have been an increasingly controversial event as artists begin to question the lack of transparency in the nomination process, as well as the discrimination that has become evident in many shapes and forms. Since the choice of winners is left up to the academy, the results don’t necessarily align with public opinion, and sometimes that can shine a light on underserved artists, but other times it can seem completely undeserved for the snubbed artists.

And beyond the nominations and awards, the show has also stirred controversy through the heavy hand with which they deal with artists slated to perform, as well as through racist and misogynistic blame games they've often played with artists. 

Most recently, Tiffany Haddish revealed that she had been invited to host the Grammys Awards Premiere ceremony but turned down the offer after being told she would have to pay her own way and receive no compensation in return. “I don’t know if this might mean I might not get nominated ever again, but I think it’s disrespectful,” Haddish told Variety, adding that, "It’s like a guy asking you on a date but telling you that you have to pay for it.” She's nominated for her second Grammy this year for best comedy album for Netflix’s 'Black Mitzvah.'  

Ready to dive in? Click on to see the musicians who have more than a few choice words for the Grammys.


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