Frank Ocean stopped the world this summer with the surprise release of his albums Endless and Blonde.
Both albums were so dope and iconic that even Kanye West lashed out about Frank not being nominated for any Grammys. West went as far as to say he would not be attending next year’s awards show unless the Academy nominated Frank Ocean for an award. But since the singer’s team didn’t miss the deadline for Grammy nominations, fans questioned the real reason he isn’t nominated.
In a new interview with The New York Times, Frank opened up about his latest albums, the Grammy snub and much more. On withholding his albums for Grammy consideration, he said, “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated. I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”
The singer, who won two Grammy Awards back in 2013, continued on about award shows, saying, “Certain moments were drawbacks for sure. Now I look at things differently, but at the time, yeah. Audiences in excess of five million people [on national TV]. I was always reluctant to do those things except in cases where they had this nostalgic significance to me. Like performing at the VMAs, being tapped to perform at the Grammys—me saying yes to those things had a lot to do with how those things made me feel before I was actually in the business. And just wanting to be rubbing shoulders with those people and being seen at those places. I still was reluctant and sort of skeptical of those things because I questioned whether or not I was prepared.”
Check out Frank Ocean’s full interview with the New York Times here.
SOURCE: The New York Times