The grammys is like the academy awards, American music awards...etc. All controlled by white businessmen...,,much like how it was during the 40s, 50s, and early 60s. The difference: the artist have a little more power over contacts and their face can appear on album, cds covers....that's it! They are still modern days slaves...many of em with that hoodrat attitude, Real artists like Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday use their art/voices to expose America's injustice. And when they do that? They are blackballed. You get no awards here missy. So that means...as it has meant traditionally in the black culture....the art will be about FREEDOM...not money. I saw Beyoncé's performance on the grammys. It was clearly a MESSAGE for WOMEN to see themselves as QUEENS...instead of whores who come HALF-NAKED in the guise of talent We know WHO these women are. They cannot COMPARE to height of self-intelligence that Beyoncé has grown into. And more and more black artists are coming to grips that they represent their culture....so they have a decision to make. To the front or...turn their backs. Many have. And surprisingly by those who many of us thought would STAND with us...like Denzel, Kanye[he's rapper you know], Little Wayne, Steve Harvey, Omarosa[I mean she's an ordain minister and all] and others like Don King...who knew?
Beyoncé's performance was beautiful and message went over the heads of many many many people. Some are still stunned and still trying to figure it out. But just like us, she was reminded that she is black and when you go against the establishment[massa]....even in your own genre where you worked like a dog harder than any other white female artists....and produced more number one hits and nominated more times than any other artist in history...a strong 62 nominations [and she's not even in her 40s yet].....and still your voice were ignored by massa.-even though he's made billions off that same voice i.e. your talent. So like Adele screamed...what else does she have to do to get her well deserved grammy? My answer. Nothing absolutely nothing. Cuz she IS doing what she has to do. Not because of the MONEY or for white's man acknowledgement of her talent in a form of a statue, she does it because of her solid unbending commitment and dedication to her culture. So her "awards?" Won't be the phonograph image on top of a rectangular base. Her award will be the message left in the legacy of her music. But!