Grammy’s: History-Making or Publicity Stunt with Nod to #GirlPower?
Written by Afterparty South on 11 February 2019
Music’s biggest night took place last night where this year’s Grammy’s focus was geared towards girl power, sisters doing it for themselves, inclusivity and diversity. Former First Lady Michelle Obama even hit the stage to shout out women and the need to crack that glass ceiling. Despite the feel good messages, many top artists decided either not to show or declined invitations to perform due to the Grammy’s perceived slight at artists of color and diversity in general where white artists, especially men, seemed to be at the hierarchy. The elephant in the room was addressed full-on when Drake shaded the Grammy’s while holding his own award. Instead of what could’ve been an important teaching moment or at least a step in the right direction, his speech was cut to commercial. Okay, Grammy’s, y’all doing it like that?
Anyway, a lot of people probably didn’t even watch the Grammy’s since there’s always controversy about who should’ve won, who didn’t win and even the nominees. In a history-making moment, Cardi B became the first solo female to win rap album of the year. Wait…no other solo women rappers were deemed worthy before Cardi? Oh…okurrrr…, but, anyway, congratulations. It’s always good to see some history in the making.
So, that brings us to the big questions: Was the 2019 Grammy’s history-making or a publicity stunt to have a feel-good moment? What are your thoughts, feelings, comments on this year’s Grammy’s? Did you even watch? More importantly, do you care? Sound off and let us know how you feel. #TellUsHowYouReallyFeel