Cold Shoulder: When Musicians Participate in Boycotts

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Jay-Z Boycotts the Grammys

Hov decided not to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2002 after claiming that fellow rapper DMX was snubbed.

"I didn't think they gave the rightful respect to hip hop," he said. "DMX had an incredible album in 1999. He didn't get a nomination. I was like, 'Nah, that's crazy!'"

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