J. Cole has opened up to Twitter with his thoughts on the (very controversial) Grammys this year. He isn't the first rapper to question the Grammys treatment of the hip-hop world - Drake got cut off during his acceptance speech during the ceremony as he shed some light on the inequality of the whole institution.
Drizzy said: "We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual based sport. It's not the NBA where at the end of the year you're holding the trophy because you made the right decision or won the games. Look, if there's people who have regular jobs coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows. You don't need this right here. I promise you, you already won."
Cole first up spoke about Cardi's win and Travis' loss, before opening up about his own struggles with the awards and discussing Future's win. Check it out below.
i don’t never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down. Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me feel like I won. Same with jay rock and Anderson. I feel for Travis cuz he really deserved that acknowledgement as well, but his moment is way bigger than the awards could say— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019
I went through a lot of heart break the first half of my career, maybe even longer, cuz deep down I needed that validation that I thought the awards could bring. But it’s a quote I’m about to google that’s the realist shit and sums up how I feel today. 4 anybody that need 2 hear— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019
Seeing Thug get a Grammy incredible. Future too. been deserved. March madness was bigger than the Grammy’s. And congrats Ella mai 👑. 6lack really deserved too, but don’t sweat it my brother. No award show could ever get it all the way right. Especially one that ain’t run by us— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019