Cold Shoulder: When Musicians Participate in Boycotts

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Public Enemy Boycotts the Grammys

Historic hip hop group Public Enemy boycotted the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991 after claiming that their album Fear of a Black Planet, which was nominated for best rap performance, was snubbed, after being nominated for the third time, due to racism.

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