Despite winning her first Grammy award yesterday, Solange has thrown some serious shade towards the organization.
Solange won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for her song ‘Cranes In The Sky’ from her 2016 album ‘A Seat At The Table’ which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last October making it her first No. 1 album.
Unless you were tuned into the the Recording Academy’s social media activity, you probably wouldn’t have known about her win as it wasn’t broadcast on television.
Had she had the chance to accept her award we can be sure she would have some serious words to say.
After receiving her award she took to Twitter, in a tweet that has since been deleted, saying: “If I would’ve gotten to accept this, I would’ve said black girls/women ARE grammys mothafuckaaaa”.
In another tweet that she has now deleted, Solange also expressed her outrage at Beyonce’s loss to Adele by retweeting Frank Ocean’s Tumblr post calling out Grammy producers calling the awards culturally biased.
sad Solange deleted her apt Grammys criticism but here it is again: "create your own commitees… award yourself." pic.twitter.com/Dqm3cu6D83
— Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) February 13, 2017
In her post-award interview, Solange spoke about what influenced her album and the importance of what her album has meant to black women.
Solange joins a string of celebrities including Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Drake who have recently boycotted the Grammys claiming it outdated and culturally biased.