While accepting the Icon Award at Clive Davis Pre Grammy Awards , P Diddy use the platform to speak his mind. Diddy addresss Recording Academy and says, ‘Black music has never been respected by the Grammys’.
Diddy says he wants to work with the non-profit organization to get things right.
Diddy also said:
There’s something that I need to say to the Grammys — and I say this with love. Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our shit.’ For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope.
Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys.
Watch the full speech below