Kanye West likes Frank Ocean but apparently doesn’t care for the Grammys

Kanye West seems at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York
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Kanye West’s tumultuous relationship with the Grammys just got a little shakier when the rapper would be in danger of boycott next year’s show if they don’t nominate Frank Ocean for an award even though he’s not actually eligible for benefits nomination.

While performing in Oakland, California, on Saturday night, West stopped mid-performance to heap kudo on Frank Ocean and his two albums the “visual album” Endless and his proper release Blonde and threaten the Grammys.

“I’ll tell you this right now: If his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys, ” he said. “As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bullshit they been hurling us with.”

Here’s the problem: Last week, Billboard reported that Ocean’s reps didn’t submit either release for consideration for tan award. It was something of a shock as his previous endeavour, 2012 ‘s Channel Orange , won two Grammys and was nominated for three others.

Kanye’s supposes shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the artist. In February, during one of his signature tweet-storms, West slammed the Grammy’s as “out of touch” and offered his assistance to build the awardings demonstrate “relevant” again.

In other words, don’t expect Kanye at next year’s Grammys. Or perhaps he will attend because that would also be a very Kanye thing to do.

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