Fabolous, Q-Tip Question Lack of Airtime for Hip-Hop Categories at Grammys

Nadeska Alexis, The Boombox, February 1, 2010

Hip-hop made a dent at last night’s Grammy Awards with Jay-Z picking up the trophies for Best Rap Song (‘Run This Town’) and Best Rap Performance (‘Death of Auto-Tune’), and Eminem winning for Best Rap Performance By a Duo (‘Crack a Bottle’) and Best Rap Album (‘Relapse.’) But Fabolous and Q-Tip still had a bone to pick with Grammy organizers. Both rappers {snip} more upset about the lack or air time the hip-hop categories were allotted during the show. Loso and Tip tweeted live during the award show, questioning the decision to award hip-hop honors off the air.

“At the Grammys . . . Thanx 2 everyone who supported me & Loso’s Way. Wish me luck 2 bring home this grammy 2nite!!” Fab wrote before the awards were announced. He then followed up with another Tweet, questioning the programming. “Why don’t the hip-hop/rap categories get televised?? We are a big part of music 2day, even in mainstream America.” he wrote.

Q-Tip {snip} was noticeably annoyed by the Grammy scheduling. {snip} “Y were none of the hip-hop categories on t.v. for grammys?” Tip wrote.”Wow! Comedy category gets airtime but NO F–ing love for Hip Hop. This is some bulls–.”



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