Skip to comments.The Grammys: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
Posted on 02/11/2015 7:36:16 AM PST by NOBO2012
I didnt intend to file a report on the Grammys this year, butt alas I feel compelled as the politics of race have once again injected themselves into what should have been just another celebrity self-celebratory event.
It wasnt a shut out of black entertainers like the Oscar nominations, butt Beyoncé did not win the album of the year award as Kanye West felt she should have. So he took it upon himself, just as he did when Taylor Swift won instead of BFF Bey in 2009, to take to the stage in order to let the world know that she was robbed, again, by another blue-eyed blond.
We get it Kanye, Taylor and Beck arent black
And make no mistake, Kanye believes this is all about race:
"Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé. At this point, we tired of it. What happens is, when you keep on diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, youre disrespectful to inspiration.
Inspiration like this is hard to come by
Nor was that the end of the racism at the Grammys. I dont really know who Zach Braff is butt he revealed himself as a racist with this tweet comparing Pharrells Grammy bellboy outfit to the flying monkey in the Wizard of Oz (a part which Zach apparently played wait, isnt that racist?).
Poor Zach, he was apparently all like What!? That was racist!? I didnt know that was racist! Boy some people are so naïve when it comes to race they dont even know when theyre being racist.
So despite MOTUS general no simian references rule, Im going to have to cast my support with Zach on this one. I mean, come on if you dont want people to call you a flying monkey, dont dress like a flying monkey. How hard is this?
Besides, Pharrell was one of our peoples of color who delivered monumental feats of music for the win at Sundays award show:
Pharrell took home two Grammys - Best Solo Performance and Best Video - for his song Happy on the night.
His performance during the award show also provoked a reaction as it included dancers in black hoodies who struck a 'hands up, don't shoot' pose - a reference to the slogan used by protesters after the Michael Brown shooting.
Unfortunately the hands up gesture adopted by fans of social justice everywhere to register their displeasure for racist cops everywhere turned out to be based on something that NEVER EVEN HAPPENED. Boy that sort of thing, as a rule, could get you in trouble. Butt if youre an artiste doing it as part of your inspiration its considered brilliant and edgy. If I was Brian Williams I would apply for membership in THEIR union.
Anyway, getting back to Kanyes attacks on Taylor Swift and Beck for winning their Grammy: he didnt target them because they were blue-eyed blondes,
butt rather because of where they randomly happened to be (on stage, instead of Beyoncé).
Would you clowns just shut your yaps (Im talking to you BO, Josh and Psaki)!
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
OMG the girl in the red outfit, I swear you can clearly see some private parts. Holy Toledo. Then again, could just be my imagination......
Im 36-years old and I have 21 Grammys.
Nobody has ever expressed a more convincing argument that the Grammys are complete and utter dog squeeze.
Waht’s a Grammy?
And was the word “music” mentioned?
Gimme a break.
” Then again, could just be my imagination......”
It’s not, and she needs a Brazilian. (Wax, that is)
Liberals like to practice something called "Reality Nullification" in order to make their case.
I never watch this stuff,& now after seeing what I missed...on this post & what was shown on the TV news....I know very well why I don’t watch it. What a load!
That’s one of the big frustrations for me, that the “hands up don’t shoot” became a symbol of Michael Brown. And the hands up don’t shoot incident never happened!!
It’s like liberals and race baiters don’t care about what actually happened. They don’t care that Michael charged the policeman like a bull. How the actual event happened doesn’t matter. All that matters is that a black man was shot by a white cop. How it all went down doesn’t matter to them. Facts don’t matter to them.
And the liberal media has aided and abetted these efforts. How I wish we had some semblance of a fair and balanced media in this country.
I have not watched the Grammy’s since around 1995. As a musician I can’t even relate to a lot of the stuff they do there. I confess though, that I was intrigued by all the things going on in the song “Single Lady” by Beyonce. It’s very musically interesting.
Taylor swift is just the modern Debby Gibson / Madonna in that her stuff is catchy and she adds being a very savvy business person. She’s being marketed very well.
Do they give awards for that?
Kinda like Obama’s Nobel prize ruins the credibility of the prize.
Gee, I guess I need to take a closer look.
Though actually, I would love to see a return to more modesty in these performances.
I remember some awards show, a couple years ago, Amy Poler (sp?) and Tina Fey were hosts, and telling sex jokes. We have become way too immodest, in my opinion. So much of what we see on TV would have been censored years ago.
I’m going to have bumper stickers made:
“Pants up, Don’t loot!”
Beyonce is a performer. Beck is an artist. It’s that simple.
If there is an industry of music, lyrics and choreographers following you around presenting you material to represent as your own ... well then you’re really just a performer or performance artist. You could be really really good performance artist, but what business do you have winning music awards?
Becks an artist. He writes his own songs and music, perhaps with collaborators from time to time. His songs are hit or miss. They seem to be either really really good and under appreciated, or they suck and garners no accolades. That’s an artist.
And don’t forget ...
Black Education matters!
Black fathers matter!
Black hard work matters!
“We have become way too immodest, in my opinion. So much of what we see on TV would have been censored years ago.”
None of them have wit. Potty mouths and coarse sex jokes that would pass an eighth grader’s tee-hee and snicker test are a poor substitute for humor.
It’s also very lazy. ~Like badly written schlock about beatings and then claiming it’s art.
she needs a Brazilian
Looks like she had one a few months ago.
This indicates how far we have fallen, that we are talking about what she’s got going on down there. If she were not in such an immodest outfit, nobody would have any basis for discussing it in the first place.
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