Frank’s “Blonde” and “Endless” were not submitted for Grammy consideration.
Kanye West has been known to go to bat for other artists at award shows — namely Beyonce — and now he’s throwing his support behind Frank Ocean. Frank’s 2016 albums, “Blonde” and “Endless,” were not submitted for consideration within the deadline, though it has not been confirmed whether or not Frank chose to withhold them. Either way, Kanye suggested at his Saturday night concert that if “Blonde” isn’t going to be nominated, there’s no reason for him to show up.
“The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” he says in a clip from the show. “If his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not coming to the Grammys. As artists we gotta come together.”
Kanye recently pushed for Frank’s music to be played on the radio, “Me and Drake both listen to Frank. Radio has to support amazing artists,” he wrote on Twitter back in August. “Every station across the globe. I Heart. Clear Channel local stations. Satellite. Every station. This will make the world better. If anyone at radio really loves music … Come together and pick your favorite Frank Ocean song and play it at least 10 times a day.”
Watch a clip of Kanye’s vow to miss the Grammys for Frank below.
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