Young Thug didn’t get invited to The Grammys earlier this month and it seems to have him inspired to kill the game this year.
Recently crashing a T.I. interview with DJ Drama and his Streetz Is Watchin satellite radio show on Shade 45, the Atlanta rapper talked about the annual music awards ceremony and had some questions for it.
“I think next year we going on,” Thugga said. “I had 24 hits on the Top 100. 24 of them was top 5. Why didn’t I [go to the Grammys?]” He then added, “I don’t understand it though. Politics? I want every Grammy. We gonna live through this. I’m telling you I want to go.”
Thug also gave everyone listening a preview of what he might debut on the Red Carpet should he make an appearance at The Grammys in 2017. “I might be barefeeted with $10,000 toe rings on with Fred Flinstone’s dress [that] cost $140,000,” he said, “I don’t care what I might do.”
Also during the interview T.I. bashed the people who both watch and vote on Grammy awards and questioned why hip hop even places an importance on winning at The Academy.
“I feel two things,” he said. “They are absolutely correct in all of their claims that the Oscars are so white that they disregard the contributions of African Americans or minority talent. I also feel like the Oscars cater to a very middle America, upper echelon, sophisticated, who’s who of old motherf*****s in Hollywood. Why the f**k are we looking to them for our recognition? Why are we still looking to them to validate us?”
Watch the full interview segment with Young Thug and T.I. below.
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