Kanye West is famously outspoken when it comes to all things Kanye. His long-winded rants have become the stuff of legend. Surprisingly, Ye’s latest outpouring is not about himself, but rather about his pal Frank Ocean. At a concert in Oakland Saturday night, West had some choice words for the Grammys snubbing Ocean of a presumed nomination for his Blonde and Endless albums.
“I’ll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys,” West said. “As artists, we’ve got to come together to fight the bullshit they’ve been doing to us for years.”
According to Billboard, Frank Ocean’s albums were not submitted for consideration by any of his labels or reps by the deadline for consideration. So it's likely that Ocean's representation is to blame for this mishap, likely Ocean's representation. Either way, Yeezus has spoken and will not be attending the upcoming Grammys if Frank isn’t nominated.
Hopefully the Grammys can assuage the situation before nominations are revealed on December 8. Watch Kanye's full discourse on the subject here.