Kendrick Lamar

Monday night's Grammy Awards live telecast garnered the lowest ratings in 7 years.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards drew 24.95 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to Deadline.com. That's a significant drop in ratings of 9.4%. The lowest since 2009.

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The Grammy's were not without a few scandals.

Rumor has it that Rihanna didn't perform and left the venue because the Grammy's producers asked her to give up her timeslot for a "surprise performance" by Beyonce.

Naturally Rihanna refused -- and went AWF backstage. That's why she left. If she had bronchitis why would she even show up for rehearsals?

The 2016 Grammy Awards was a comedy of errors (Bow Wow), miscues (Taylor Swift), horrible singing (Adele), and political correctness (participation trophies).

When a mediocre rapper like Kendrick Lamar (pictured above) walks away with 5 trophies for his rap crap, it's easy to see why viewers tuned out.

It didn't hurt that Lamar is President Obama's favorite rapper.

They say the Grammy people created whole new categories on the spot just to fill their quota of black winners.

Head nod to the Oscar Awards; it's not too late to do the same thing.

Deadline.com -- Compared to the early numbers of the 2015 Grammys (which did not run live on both coasts), last night’s Staples Center show hosted by LL Cool J was down 16% in the key demo. That’s the worst the Grammys have done in the demo since 2009, with which this year’s early numbers are tied. With a total viewership of 23.72 million, last night also markes the first time since 2010 that the Grammys have gone below an audience of 24 million. Last night’s viewership was down 9% from the early results of last year’s Grammys.

  • Milani

    I didn't watch so...I'll wait for y'alls comments

  • Fendi

    Mediocre rapper my ass. Kendrick Lamar killed his performance. Those white devils stood on their feet, gave him a standing ovation, apologized for slavery and promised reparations.

    He deserved every honor he received and then some. The next time you use 'mediocre' in a sentence, do so when referring to Taylor Swift.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I didn't see any new categories of awards. Looked like the same ole, same ole. Let's talk about how Lauryn Hill came, rehearsed, then just didn't show up and her people lied and said she was never booked.

  • iWasteTime

    Well Beyonce didn't perform ... lol. So she left for nothing?

  • Yoni

    promised reparations
    ________________________
    *perks up* :eek: WHEN? WHURR? :woohoo: #taxrefundsdontcount #payoffsalliemaeandillbegood

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Sallie Mae! **spits**

  • JJ

    If they really did ask Rihanna to give up her spot for Beyonce if I were her I'd be pissed and never return. All my time and effort spent preparing for something and you come up to me and say that everybody getting cussed out. I don't care how mediocre her talent is you don't do people like that. Why not cut back on some of the corny jokes and bits keep my time slot and give Beyonce her own.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Does Bey even perform when she's this close to a tour? I think it's more likely Rih got drunk or high and couldn't get back to the venue.

  • E Jai

    I didn't even know they were on....I was watching The Real on DVR and they said Grammy's tonight on the show and that's how I knew they were on. LOL I had already missed half the show by that time.

  • SameoleJ

    Sandy is this why you deleted my post down stairs about her not being there? Um, okay!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Kendrick Lamar's performance was electrifying. Empowering. Awakening. Leave it to you man? Happy Black history month Sandra?? After watching how Wh*tey was able to create internal conflict amongst a powerful organization like the Panthers last night, I can't even be mad at your Whiteness. You're small fries compared to Huey?? It's ok Sista. You can always come home. Always. I won't embrace you, but my people as a whole are very forgiving??

  • Fendi

    I'm going to be at the check cashing place like, "Hide the money, y'all! There's broke people." *fans self with $100 bills*

  • It’s Taurus Season

    When a mediocre rapper like Kendrick Lamar (pictured above) walks away with 5 trophies for his rap crap
    ^^^^^^^^
    Hmmmm.

    This mighta been a personal opinion.

    BUT since Monday wasnt his FIRST time winning a Grammy, I think it begs to differ that obviously SOMEONE or "ones", feel otherwise.

    He won 2 last year too.

  • E Jai

    LOL. Beyonce new song is hotter than hers right now. Everybody talking about Formation. LOL That's what it's all about in show business ratings and who's hottest at the moment.

  • Yoni

    In keeping with music......My Pandora (Raheem DeVaughn station) is on FIYAH!

    "Living like we're bulletproof....."#loadedcockedandaimedatyou #bangbangbangbangbang

  • mela.reign77

    I have to disagree with you Sandra,Kendrick Lamar is a beast! Outside of J Cole he is one of the hottest rappers out right now. Didn't watch the Grammy's, honestly I never did really. If I did I would tune in for a specific performance and change the station soon after. These award shows haven't been the same in a long time.

  • Tammie Reed

    I think that Kendrick Lamar is the bomb so sorry, NOT mediocre at all Sandra. Maybe you should listen to his album. He didn't win all those Grammys for nothing. A true talent and did a stellar performance at the award show.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    he next time you use 'mediocre' in a sentence, do so when referring to Taylor Swift.
    ^^^^^^^
    One of his Grammy wins was a song he was in with Taylor though. Bad Blood. But yeah. Use SOMEBODY else. Eem her. IDGAF. Just not him.

  • nicelyput32

    Ha! Kendrick Lamar "mediocre". Surely you jest.

  • Yoni

    Put that in the reparation contract. :rules: LOL

  • Fendi

    Brotha is trying to get his audience up. I'm not mad. Labels pair people all the time. I don't doubt Taylor is a fan of Kendrick's work.

    Taylor sells albums, and Kanye definitely didn't make her famous, but I have yet to hear her perform anything that made me want to buy one of her singles, more or less an entire album.

  • SG

    Lauryn is coming to my area in May and I would love to see her, but I'm gonna be mad if I pay for tickets and she is three hours late or does remixed versions of her songs. Never mind, I ain't going.

  • SameoleJ

    Kendrick was what they considered safe, in regards to winning, but make no mistake he deserved every award he received. I am loving that fact that after all those accolades, he showed out!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ehhh...that's a crap shoot. Could be really good or really bad. I'll just listen to her albums on my ipod.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    GM!!!! Happy Hump day and all that other shyt.

  • mela.reign77

    I so agree! Sandra tripping... smh

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Hola.

  • Fyrebaybee

    I didn't watch, but I cracked up at Cube. He said , they think I'm watching 3 hours of this... shiiiiid, I'm back in the car, and blew smoke.

  • SameoleJ

    His performance gave me chills, it gave me the shaking you get from a Marvin Sapp song like Best in Me!! Moved me in that way. It came from a young man who could sell his soul for money, but refuses to do so. He is walking strong in his Faith in God, strong in his Black Pride and using his blessing to send a message to his age group and still manages to speak to older people as well. I need him to make that performance a video!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I listen to Taylor by association. My kids listen to her. Pre-Kanye at that. She decent. Its enough musical ears out here for everybody to live.

  • LeeSeeCee

    The show as a whole stunk. The pairings were off, the sound was horrible. There were only 2 artists that pulled off their slots IMO, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar. The Lionel Richie tribute started off good with Legend but it was like watching karaoke. Really bad karaoke.

  • hi-liter

    I didn't even know the Grammy's were airing the other night.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    This write up seems bogus. Granted, Rihanna not performing may have not had anything to do with an illness but Beyonce wasn't even there, so what happened with the surprise performance? And you lost me at Kendrick being a mediocre rapper. I'm guessing you've never listened to any of his albums from beginning to end.

  • iWasteTime

    J. Cole was robbed.
    Went legit Platinum with not one guest appearance and no Grammy ....smh

  • iWasteTime

    um.. she was there and on stage but never was she slated to perform

  • SameoleJ

    He is always robbed!! Didn't he go platinum with not one feature? I think my son was ranting about that, he is a J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar fan......but he likes Trey too, so I side eye him at times. LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I was disappointed by that. He got nominated tho. He still a NC cat so always in my heart. J done came a LONG way. He was rough around the edges for a LONG time. He wasnt always fulla hot fie lyrically.

  • rachel

    The worst thing that happened to Rihanna was leaving Def Jam and becoming a Roc Nation artist in 2014. Why?

    Beyonce is married to Jay z and her No. 1 rival is Rihanna. Beyonce will do any and everything to destroy Rihanna.

  • iWasteTime

    Mornting!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Ummm no he aint. JCole pure got an HBO special. THAT is HUGE

  • SameoleJ

    I agree that with this.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Its enough musical ears out here for everybody to live.
    --------------
    THIS!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Maybe if the show wasn't sooo bland, more people would watch it.

  • Calikush

    Slow claps....??????????

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning!

  • iWasteTime

    you are absolutely right but 2014 Forest Hills Drive is that chit! His picture painting, metaphors and word play! And as a person I love how humble and down to earth he is.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That was freaking hilarious! LOL!

  • SameoleJ

    Granted he has a show, but in regards to the awards I think he is robbed.

  • JJ

    To last minute tell someone "hey I know you flew out here spent weeks on rehearsal, hired dancers and the works but we no longer need you because we're on limited Time and Beyonce may perform tonight" isn't show business that's unprofessional. That's a way to burn a bridge with Rihanna and any artist associated with her or that hears situation and completely turned off by it. Yes Formation is all the talk RIGHT NOW but next year who's to say Rihanna won't have the biggest song out. Guess what if she does she won't want to perform it. If anything she'd try to find something scheduled same time and do that instead just to try to hurt Grammy ratings further. Anyone would do that. Rihanna is still a relatively big name I can see if they did this to Ashanti or something because odds are she don't have any big hits in the horizon. It would still be extremely messed up but less likely to bite them in the butt

  • Yoni

    NEw post - protesters need to be protested

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    They have definitely had better shows. This year was just okay.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    Oh well my bad, I didn't sit through the whole thing and didn't remember seeing the cameras go to her during the night so I figured she didn't even show up

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, I agree. Kendrick is not raunchy and he is socially conscious and aware so for "them" he is a safe choice, but he also deserved every award he won.

  • felinelurker

    Really wish J Cole could have won an award...

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I dont see music as a color. And really the Grammys have done real decent by black artists in the past. There have been MAD times black artists have come away with arms fulla trophies and swept the night. Alicia and Lauryn come to mind immediately. They DID get it wrong with Natalie tho. But for most part that is the ONE awards show that we aint never gonna say #GrammysSoWhite. Not all the time. Most tho.

  • TeeTee

    Who in the hell wrote this? Rap Crap! I am lost for words.. I thought you would appreciate real talent... okay I understand the J.Cole situation but don't knock Kendrick and his talent - his music is not CRAP!

  • SameoleJ

    They basically said, "Hey, your boss' wife is thinking about performing!!"

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He is a cool, humble dude! They coulda gave him something. That album is EVERYTHING.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    ...for his rap crap...
    ----------------------------------------
    I quit reading right there...

  • iWasteTime

    They said J was circling the block, she came out, said what she said gave a award and hopped back in the Bach ...lol

  • SameoleJ

    Sandy knew downplaying Kendrick would get our blood pressure up and juices flowing!! LOL

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Obama likes him, therefore he gets no love from Sandra.

  • lil goodie

    Pretty much. ...

  • SameoleJ

    And left Kelly there, waiting to go on stage with her!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    And it ain't just the Grammys. Alot of these awards shows are not worth watching.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed! With everything. I generally enjoy the Grammys although some shows are more entertaining than others. But in terms of actual awards, we have done well. The thing is, there are SO MANY deserving artists that there will always be someone who could have at least gotten nommed, but they don't . It's only so many slots.

  • iWasteTime

    I rocked with K. until Bad Blood.. You my revolutionist in a time where there are few and far between, l wish you passed on that feature... Also you down play the first album we ever heard you on, y'all know how I feel about my bae ... lolol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Isn't the voting committee full of middle aged white men?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Very true!

  • SameoleJ

    Kendrick even had the black eye in his performance.....I know they died a little when they saw that. LOL

  • iWasteTime

    yup and I'm convinced being on Bad Blood got him 11 noms

  • Yoni

    2016 Grammy Awards Ratings Lowest in 7
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    I quit reading THERE.....

  • SameoleJ

    I think his management team suggested he do that and he said okay, One and Done!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I said that in so many words down below. Cosign

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This!! He lost a lot of points after he did Bad Blood

  • ArDnAhC45

    Me either.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Had to come back and read this again. Yaaaaas?? Come through with the gospel J?? He's using his influence to send a message...A necessary one...Meanwhile Sandra's using hers to promote Trump? My ancestors are so displeased. She'll see. They're already lined up in FORMATION waiting fo her in the afterlife, allegedly?

  • Fendi

    Sidebar: Juanita Bynum is on my tv with a prayer cloth over her head. The way she holds her mic, she looks like she is about to spit a hot 16 at a BET Hip Hop Awards cipher. ?

  • SameoleJ

    That collab made him safe in their eyes, especially since the other negra (Ye) hurt their golden girl's feelings. And then he went on stage and did this!! I love it!!

  • iWasteTime

    I get it, I do trust me. He has a city on his back. Trust me I do, it just came off as pandering to me, and he ain't need to. My momma like Kendrick and she hate rap..lol!
    He would been aight ... lolol

  • SameoleJ

    Jeez, pics please!!

  • nicelyput32

    And there it is

  • Ni Ni

    I enjoyed Andra Day's performance with Elle Goulding or whatever her name is. I was familiar with her song Love me like you do. I also like Meghan Trainor, she has fun songs. Demi Lovato has been practicing her soul. The tribute for Lionel Richie could have been better. I wish they had some real soul artists. Taylor Swift's performance was awful. She needs to go back to just holding her guitar. But i like her music, , she has fun songs too that everyone can listen too
    . i figured something else was going on with Rihanna. She could've lip synched if she was really sick.

  • Fendi

    My comment didn't have anything to do with color, but rather mediocrity. I wish people would stop projecting their color/race issues onto my comments.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    Lol ice cube did the same thing, left right after presenting. I don't blame them

  • SameoleJ

    It was a management thing and then he did the Grammys and reminded them of who he was. Like oh, so because I sung with her, y'all think I forgot who I am.......nerp!!

  • It’s Taurus Season
  • Fendi

    Give me a minute. I swear she was looking like Method Man c. his first solo album.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I had to google. Bad blood? I'm thinking you were mad he did a Game song...Taylor Swift? Yeah, see, I wasn't even aware of it. I ignores them folks altogether...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey boo!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Morntin..

  • ArDnAhC45

    I haven't watched the Grammy's since Michael Jackson moonwalked across the stage. LOL!!!

  • Di Ana

    Very interesting. Kendick Lamar is okay, but they'll never be another Tupac or Biggie. They were and still are the best.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    When is Taylor Swift not awful ??

  • Nothing but truth

    I doubt that. If that's the case, why didn't Beyonce perform. People are always pitting black girls against each other.

    According to Tmz though"...
    Rihanna was screaming and hysterical before she bailed on the Grammys, but there are conflicting stories about what triggered her outburst.

    Sources connected with the show, and several sources who were not connected but present at the show, tell TMZ … the singer was loudly expressing displeasure over her rehearsal. They say she was loud and upset and, as we first reported, bailed on the event.

    Rihanna’s people say she had a medical issue … bronchitis that was so bad she could not perform and that’s why she left. Sources close to RiRi tell us she was too upset to stay and watch the show"

    Nonetheless, I hope she's ok, I love Rihanna.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    hmph pissed.. hey (dry ass hell)

  • SameoleJ

    It is good to see so many not only waking up, but those who are already awake are speaking up!! Did he use the white man to get to this level.....YUP and then BAM!! I say BRAVO, young man!!

    Yeah, I hear they have a slew of folks waiting for her to arrive. Gonna give her a down south grandma treatment- she gonna have to go out to the tree and pick her own switch!!

  • Ni Ni

    Lol true but i like her on the radio. She's one of them that should never sing live.

  • Futuredocdonte

    When a mediocre rapper like Kendrick Lamar
    ----
    ???
    No
    Ma'am

  • Mel

    So you saying Rih Rih was there but skipped the red carpet ? Kendrick's stock started rapidly rising soon as he collaborated with Taylor on her song kudos to him on his success but I do feel like J Cole got robbed

  • Fendi
  • SameoleJ

    She might give Icki a run for her money!! LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Thing is...I didnt comment to you. And I meant nothing by it. This is a convo that me and Soul Glow have actually had prior. About Taylor specifically. Apologies.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Anybody else find it humorous that Rihanna said

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Her songs are catchy but for her to win album of the year is hysterical.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?????

  • Fendi

    A kindergartener can give Icki a run for her money. Anyone who rhymes "Tonka" with "Willy Wonka" doesn't deserve to call themselves the queen of rap.

  • SameoleJ

    Said what?! Don't leave us hanging!! LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Smoochez hunny!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    MC Phrophetess ??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    CRINE. YESSSS

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    No Beyonce performance?!?! Not interested. The Grammy's were a snoozefest.

  • Fendi

    She'll have her own record label - For Prophet Entertainment. I'm A&R/her ghostwriter. ??

  • Futuredocdonte

    Look at the photo ?

  • 1/8

    I enjoyed Stevie Wonder's tribute to Maurice White. Other than that, the rest of the show was utterly forgettable.

  • Fendi
  • Nothing but truth

    No girl, Kelly, Jay and Bey went to an after party.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yeah, I didn't think Dubb was referring to your comment with her no color comment. I didn't read it that way at all. All love over here! :)

  • observer

    I totally agree! Mediocre????GTFOH

  • Particularly petty

    The Grammy's haven't been worth watching since Aretha Franklin stepped in for Luciano Pavarroti and SANNNG Nessun Dorma.

  • MsVAllDay

    I thought Adele did wonderfully. How many artist these days can actually sing live and sound awesome. Whether she hit every note is not the point! I loved her performance.

  • JJ

    But for all they know that could be the reason Beyonce ending up not performing Rihanna is his artist disrespecting her is disrespecting him. That promotion missed effects his money to so and considering Beyonce is seemingly starting to care less about what white people think it's not a hard stretch to think she was like no after she heard what they did. All they had to do was cut down on time with stupid cheesy bits and could've accommodaTed both with reasonable time slots even if one performance lead into the other.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????? I love it??????

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Awww, shoot! I remember that show. That was freaking awesome! Aretha is that bish!!! The Grammys have had some great moments over the years!

  • Fendi

    ?? White flour! I said WHITE FLOUR!

  • Ni Ni

    Oh yes Adele...i was too shocked. She was horrible smh. I couldnt keep up with Kendrick because he raps so fast so i could barely understand what he was saying. I've outgrown the genre, but he certainly deserves the win. I'll root for anyone who is attempting to have a positive message.

  • Ni Ni

    Stevie and that crew were great.

  • Sucker Free

    Lol @ white devils....my dude swears they
    are aliens

  • Meme81

    She's boring and kind of flat. But I'm not her target demo, so idc.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I feel bad a lil. I guess folks dont realize we have prior convos about stuff offline or talk about stuff in other posts. She went in on me once few weeks ago over the Flint water situation when I had stated in another earlier post my real stance. All love no matter what tho.

  • Fendi

    They kinda are. He isn't lying. They are genetic mutants.

  • felinelurker

    THIS! Talk about humble! And he comes back every year to give to the community.

  • Blue

    Oops. hahaha

  • Sucker Free

    You do know Auntie be playing sometimes dont you

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    The Grammy's were VERY BORING, I fell asleep

  • felinelurker

    And can bring JayZ & Drake to lil ol Fayettenam?!

  • 1/8

    They were fantastic! I was nodding off until they started singing.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I am NEVER getting over them in Fayetteville. EVER! NC stand UP. He STAY giving to Terry Sanford HS like you said AND the community as a whole. He is BEYOND awesome.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yeah, I think when other people come for your neck about foolishness one time too many, you don't have any patience when you think it's happening again, so I get it. It's easy to mistake intent when it's words on a screen, not a face-to-face convo. I have gotten into with a couple of friends before over text msgs for the same reason. It's easy to read something wrong.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?????

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    He did??? That's what's up!

  • Bess

    both happened the last time i saw her. actually 5 hours late, and she played every song in fast forward. Just disrespectful, that island peen ruined her. I'll be seeing her at jazz fest, where atleast if she dont have no act right i can go see someone else and not feel like my time and dollars were completely wasted.

  • Empress

    Kendrick slayed! I'm now a fan I been sleeping on him, but wow, he impressed me. When I heard Assassin's hook come on I was like raaaaay, brap brap brap!! I enjoyed it very much; classic, moving, creative, powerful! I didn't watch the show but I will just assume that he was the best. I don't pay much attention to Adele I am tormented by her songs playing on radio and all the covers constantly even though I personally find her to be an average singer, with beautiful tone to her voice, who is prone to yelling when she ready. Somehow media has convinced the World that she is the best singer living, but then people still believe Jesus was White so I know if you use a big enough spoon people will swallow anything.

  • product of 79

    AUNTIE... Ain't nuttin"mediocre"about K.Dot? he is the Tupac of this generation.. You feeling OK Auntie??? That is truly unnecessary shade.

  • Sucker Free

    I think Beyonce has no rival...much as I love Rihanna she is not that great a live performer

    She mad sexy though Jesus

  • jazmine

    If they asked Rihanna to give up her slot for Beyoncé why didn't Beyoncé perform ?

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    When a mediocre rapper like Kendrick Lamar (pictured above) walks away with 5 trophies for his rap crap, it’s easy to see why viewers tuned out..

    Sandra do you feel good about yourself the way you hate on black people?? Are you a black-white woman??? My gawd your detestation towards your own people is incredible..

  • product of 79

    Hey boo ?...i said the same thing up top... But that lily white girl OMG she makes my ass hurt? I truly can't ? hear the hype... Basic Becky to me.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I'm starting to view Sandra as a black-white woman.

  • Sucker Free

    These days folks attention span is too short for a 3 hour show i mean really

  • jusbecsuse

    Kendrick Lamar is far from mediocre. One of the best artist out now. His lyrics actually says something.

  • Empress

    I agree with your original comment and I am projecting racial issues LOL. I love what you said! Color is a factor and so what? The music industry like everything else in a racist society does have racial and socio-economic factors. I hate when Black people say "color blind" while we catching Hell. We worry about white feelings too much and try to have this kumbaya attitude instead walking in the truth. The truth is not an offense. We already love everyone(even more than ourselves) so it's no shock that many of us would cheer for Taylor who is below average and would NEVER be allowed to get up there skinny and bland with the vocals of a 7 year old if she was a sista. I said it and it's true. If she was sista she better have a body(store bought or genuine), she better be sexy, and she better dance her azz off if she can't sing or even if she can.

  • Fendi

    Hey! ??

    I agree. I suppose I want to hear more than a catchy beat. I am a fan of musicianship, so I listen for some of everything. I love a good orchestral arrangment. I love hearing a good guitar solo. I am also a fan of lyrics that aren't vapid. I'm sick of Taylor's fake feminism and her constant rants. She can't stand Kanye because she is so much like him. They're both a couple of *ahem* narcissists who think the sun rises and sets on their ashy butts.

    You can't mention the year 1989 without Taylor wanting to serve you with a cease and desist letter. Don't say someone or something is 'swift.' She will get offended.

    I'm over her fake "girl power" shtick like The Spice Girls didn't do it first. And when they did it, "girl power" didn't just mean "white girl power."

    Let me drop my mic.

  • felinelurker

    Yes ma'am. My daughter & I were supposed to go with her friends & their mother. Darn family reunion conflict in Va. Then found out surprise guests were JayZ & Drake!

  • Fendi

    Since we gon' keep it ALL the way 100, please add Adele and Sam Smith (same person, IMO) to this list. Add Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, and every other cultural appropriator who used Black roots and culture as a means to make their money. Taylor started off country and then transitioned to pop. I'm fine with that, because country is predominately Caucasian.

    I honestly believe she is a true fan of artists, and I respect *that,* but she has beef with every damn body and I'm so over her.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, it wasn't opening!! CTHU

  • product of 79

    ??... And here's your standing ovation... I Love music... Daddy played the bass so like you I love a good guitarist.. Her music doesn't move me to feel anything... Dance ? sing ? along.. nuttin... She is basic AF...bland like her mama's food ?

  • Empress

    My King man swears we are the Aliens LOL

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That too...2 would suffice

  • Empress

    I'm mad at Lauryn for her behavior at a show I paid for(I'm one of those people always find a way to get in free) so I am vex for life. I won't trash out what she did...she knows.

  • Fendi

    TBH, that's how I feel about Beyonce. I haven't heard but a few songs of hers that don't sound like vocal exercises.

    I like singers with tremendous vocal ability who can also write well. I want to feel what I think they felt when they penned their lyrics.

    That's why I ?? Mariah Carey. "Babydoll," "Bliss," "Cry Baby," "Stay The Night..." Been there, done all of that.

  • E Love

    Lol...

  • Sucker Free

    Girl dont come around here wit yo common sense...gone now let Sandra bait the clicks

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I enjoy Lauryn's music, but I don't think I'd ever pay to go see her perform live. I'm not risking my money on what may or may not be a good show. OAN, did you say "vex"? You must be West Indian! LOL!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I am a fan of musicianship, so I listen for some of everything. I love a good orchestral arrangment. I love hearing a good guitar solo.
    ---------------------
    YAASSSSS!!!!!

  • SameoleJ

    This could be true, but they still basically told, Rhi Rhi- "Hey, your boss' wife is thinking about performing!! We gonna give her your slot."

  • SameoleJ

    And then was like, "You good, right?! I mean you can still come to the show, just ain't gonna be a part of it." CTHU

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    If you have an issue with everybody, then I start to believe the issue is you!

  • Fendi

    You're entitled to your beliefs as I'm entitled to mine. As Dubb told me she wasn't addressing me, I wasn't addressing you. I will continue to convey MY truth. I never asked anyone to agree. If they disagree, that's fine. I don't always need to know about it.

  • Sofiyah Balthazar

    I am so outta touch with music nowadays...smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    If Taylor's name had been inserted by mediocre then I might could see it, but not K. Dot for him a Cole are the best things in rap. Cole should of got more nods too but that's spilt milk. I saw through Lauryn's excuse she's always late.

  • product of 79

    You won't feel Bey in most songs cause its not her words... So I feel you on that. Ima Mimi/Nippy RIH MJBfan.. And Ms. Houston didn't write but you felt like she did cause she OWNED every word... That's why I cry on the most basic MJB song LOL cause I feel it in my soul, what she was feeling or felt in that moment.

  • THE Queen

    I NEVER WATCH THESE DEVILS, BEYONCE IS SICKENING. TOO DAMN OLD TO BE LEADING THESE YOUNG GIRLS THE WRONG WAY.. THE DRESS WAS HIDEOUS AND HER MUSIC IS HORRIBLE SHE AINT REALLY BEEN JAMMING SINCE 2002. LAME ASS BEY.. DAMN, YOU ARE 30 SOMETHING AND ACTING LIKE A 17 YEAR OLD IN HEAT, TALKING ABOUT DRINKING NUT AND SEX.. GTFOH. NICKI MINAJ IS TRASH TOO WITH THE STRAP ON ETC, THESE YOUNG GIRLS DONT NEED THAT THEY LITTLE ASSES NEED AN EDUCATION SO THEY CAN BE SELF SUFFICIENT. THESE DAMN DEVILS!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    but she has beef with every damn body and I'm so over her.
    ^^^^^^
    If you have an issue with everybody, then I start to believe the issue is you!
    ^^^^
    I think @SGlow was talking about Taylor Swift. If you have an issue with everyone then its not everyone else. Its HER. Taylor. I think she was responding to your comment.

    Again, I dont know what happened here. I thought we were all cool.

    Maybe not. Sorry.

  • Fendi

    Whitney is one of my exceptions re: vocalists who don't write. IDK if Chaka Khan writes her own stuff (I need to read liner notes), but her vocals are everything! She is my all-time fave.

    Mary can take you there. She can get the party started, or she can be your companion en route to divorce court when you're contemplating what it is you saw in John to give him 11 years of your life, a son and a daughter, all while managing his business and being the background to his foreground.

    When he get on...

  • Fendi

    Nah, we're cool. I'm lost...

  • stav

    As usual Sandra is trolling those that visits her site. She then looks over all the comments, and makes a new post based off of the things said. Kendrick Lamar is the only rapper in my opinion spitting substance.

  • product of 79

    LOL you betta know it... Ima give my throw back crown to Ms. Natalie Cole RIH... She has the most sweetest ballads... Truly underrated..

  • Hugga Bunch

    Sandra only said that to get us ppl going lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    No, no, I wasn't saying that to you! I meant your statement about Taylor. You said Taylor has a beef with everybody, to which I responded that if you (Taylor) have a problem with everybody, then you (Taylor) are the issue IMO. Not a shot at you, that was a lob at Taylor.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    I didn't even know the Grammy's were coming on.
    I must watch the Kendrick Lamar performance. So much talk about it.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Thank you so much I thought I was the only person who noticed it and not afraid to speak on it she hates being black herself and u can see it. She's negative and bitter af

  • Fendi

    I love "James' Joint." I legit need that to be a full song.

    As for Ms. Cole, I can't... She was vile towards out of one Whitney Elizabeth "Nippy" Houston when Whitney's body wasn't even cold.

    Natalie Cole went on a tv show (I can't remember if it was Piers Morgan or something comparable) and acted like Whitney was the devil because Whitney never conquered her drug demons. Meanwhile, Natalie Cole isn't here today because of what she did when many of us were either small children or not yet born.

    Sometimes, you have to bridle your tongue as it pertains to what the next person did, especially when you were rowing the same boat. On the opposite end, Chaka didn't have a cross word to speak about Whitney. She honored her sister in music, and that is one of the billion reasons why I ?? Queen Chaka.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I was, I was! @Fen@disqus_H2KJvhL7SF:disqus regularly drops chocolate goodness on the posts, we're good. Was only remarking about Throw Stones and Hide Your Hands Azz Taylor Swift!

  • Fendi

    I was like, "What did I do?!." ????

    I'm responding via Disqus, and let me tell you, Dubb and anyone else reading that some of our communications may get lost in translation because: 1) My Disqus is lit; and 2) My isht is so troll heavy, it's ridiculous.

    White people here and on TMZ seem to think I GAF about their wet dog smelling azzes and their lame arse opinions. Folks love using every derogatory adjective to refer to me. Meanwhile, they don't know me, wish they could be me lowkey and will never encounter 1/1,000,000,000th of the peace and happiness I experience on a daily basis.

    I was wondering who *I* had beef with. Lol.

    Topic: Taylor mad at everyone who isn't Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and the other 3 skeletons in her crew. She needs to get over herself.

  • product of 79

    ? WOW... She was smoking rocks too TF? that jus pissed me off...I didn't know she did my Nippy like dat... I'm feelin some type way now ?

  • Fendi

    Of course, but when I prepare for the devil and attack him back, he usually flees.

    I know the word said resist him, but that sucka is persistent in 2016. I put my gloves on and crank that Mayweather (back when he used to fight)/Tyson and Ali on him and his minions. Lol

  • mela.reign77

    KMSL!!!

  • Fendi

    Lol. I hate to be the dropper of the dime, but I saw it and heard it. I was so disgusted. That woman was a prostitute! She hooked to support her addiction. Mrs. Maria Cole, God rest her soul, cared for Robbie while Natalie was stroking the streets.

    Look... Chaka didn't deny her habit. We know she was on that stuff heavy (and probably still indulges from time-to-time), but she didn't judge Whitney because that would be the most ridiculous thing ever.

    Bobbi Kris probably saw and heard more than she should've, and from people who were supposed to be "family." That's what makes my blood boil.

  • Luvn_it

    You might not like him, but Kendrick deserved every award he won and was cheating out of AOTY. Critics agreed he had one of the best performances of the night. Adele knew she wasn't going to be getting an award her album music came out after the Grammy deadline. Once again you show your dislike for people with real talent.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too lol

  • SG

    See....that's what I was talking about. SMH

  • let the truth be known

    I don't think the ratings were because Rih didn't perform because she was there and people were already tuned in to the show. Nobody knew until later in the show she wasn't gonna perform. Nobody is interested in the Grammy's any more.....boring

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Kendrick was on fire!

  • 4thewire

    sooo WAIT THE ROC NATION DOES IS HYPE AND PROMOTE RIHANNA ONLY TO HAVE BEYONCE GET THE REAL OPPORTUNITY INTERESTING I GUESS NEXT BEYONCE WILL HAVE RIHANNAS TOUR DATES

    RIRI SHOULD STOP GOES TO THE GRAMMIES LOOKS LIKE ONLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO HER ON THE NIGHT IN QUESTION........

  • product of 79

    I'M ON ? with you... about BK... Did you hear how moms Houston and that thang is refusing to pay the Estate of BK!?! I'm feelin like moms probly been on the cash cow for 100yrs and she refuses to let the reigns' go... But that thang the bruh Bought the dope got high.. Then sold pics like OMG help her... She needs help? and all along they was robbin her and BK blind.

  • Fendi

    Someone had pics of BK in the hospice, if I recall correctly. IF anything like that was floating around, I refused to view it.

    As for Cissy, don't let that "holier than thou" act fool you. She was a satan THOT before she was saved.

    *cues The Sweet Inspirations "You Know You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home*

    And ALL these years, I was thinking Cissy was a gospel artist. Hmmppffhh.

    *sings* Lookin' for someone to looovvvveee meeeee... Roooooammmin'...

  • LibraGirlonly

    The Grammys was boring plain and simple. The music was mediocre. Kendrick Lamar performance was good but the rest not so much.

  • product of 79

    Oh uh uh boo boo, ima Scorpio.. My intuition always on point LOL..I know she false flaggin? On some real ish that's why Nippy and big brah was wildin, mama and cousin Dionne was having junk joints on Fri nites

  • Fendi

    They were dipping it low, picking it up slow and spreading it wide. Smh

  • product of 79

    LOL shakin it like a salt shaker then put on a robe on Sunddy?

  • Fendi

    And got they Saturday "day of the week" draws on Sunday am. ?

  • Renay Peters

    I DON'T watch award site but I saw the Kendrick Show....YESSSSS.NNHe KILLT IT!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HOW ABOUT...THIS ISHT REALLY DOESN'T APPEAL TO MOST OF US. IT'S ENTERTAINING AND ALL...BUT I JUST SIMPLY DGAF TO WATCH AWARD SHOWS ANYMORE. ALL GARBAGE.

  • Savoy7

    Great show. I'm very happy for Kendrick Lamar!

  • Varnell Hill

    I watched, Beyonce didn't perform. I think she presented song of the year. Every time she opens her mouth to speak, I get nervous. Overall, it was just OK.

  • Satin Panther

    I wouldn't be surprised anymore. Beyoncé has a lot of clout in the industry and I could see her purposefully having the producers pull Rih's performance. It seems that Rih makes her very insecure, bcuz why she couldn't bump anyone else's performance, why she had to do Rih that way and that's her roc nation colleague. Rih has a album to promote and is in high demand but for some reason she is getting 2nd class treatment. So yeah I would've bounced too, no reason for me to be there and I wasn't nominated and now can't perform. Bey want Rih to "bow down" soo bad! LOL

  • AL Dunbar

    yes we are

  • kelvinmsmith

    I love the wit of your commentary, but if you think Kendrick Lamar is wack, I seriously question your judgement on anything hip hop related.

  • Benita Renee’

    THANK YOU!!!

  • AL Dunbar

    The grammys gave a man who sold 100 million records 1minute and 46 seconds ,the grammys refuse to put a rap category on tv until 1988,you might not see music as color but trust me those white executives see color.

  • AL Dunbar

    Where is this blogger from? she gets a lot of stuff wrong and just writes on the fly yesterday she said it was cold in nyc no it wasn't it was 60 degrees. lol

  • Lolalao

    True

  • AL Dunbar

    Music is garbage nowadays rihanna has about 40 seconds left of her 15 minutes.

  • Satin Panther

    That Formation song is garbage juice and Bey had to get ppl talking bcuz of the Panther like attire for the SB. Rih's song Work is 10x better and when Rih drop the video for it she gonna have ppl on her chit again.

  • lovelygamour

    Oscars. Macklemore. And iggy almost winning. I didnt even peek this year. They need a new producer. Lady gaga as david bowie, she ripped him off too but they couldve gotten harry styles. Just be creative.

  • Branch Davidian

    Since when did award shows (Grammy, Oscar, et al) which are by definition masturbatory exercises in narcissism become a referendum on race? Black artists are selling more records than ever and have reached a level in public consciousness that allows them an incredible platform to engineer social change that is unprecedented. Who gives a shit what a bunch of old fogies, regardless of color, think constitutes good music or movies? The constant need for gratification is a problem that exists in every facet of the younger generation. Artists today, even the good ones, are too concerned with their image and less concerned with their legacy. Alas, we have asshats like Kanye West and his incoherent ramblings influencing too many people. F the entire award show paradigm!! Have some self confidence and let your art speak for itself...

  • ???

    I did. I found it hilarious cause I knew it was bs and the jokes would just write themselves. Instead of getting the sympathy she was looking for she got e there'd on the net.

  • lovelygamour

    If you take britney spears completely off and move bieber into the good voice trying to hard column I agree whole heartedly with your list.
    Adele voice keep going out cause she is trying to sound like an old black lady.

  • ???

    Rhianna seems to be doing just fine destroying herself with them drugs tho.

  • ???

    I saw it and he was BOMB!

  • lovelygamour

    Beyonce did this at the oscars. They didnt want bad press so they waited until after rehersals to say bey was preforming all the songs. Minnie driver had a cd coming out- totally f her.

  • ???

    Rhi?
    Me?

  • ???

    Here (picks mic back up)?you bet not stop spitting that truth!!

  • Teachmeeatme

    I didn't watch and I'm sure I didn't miss anything....... I think Kendrick Lamar is good artist.... HOWEVER, for the sake in me I can't understand why J Cole is not given credit. He made history with his album. Better than K Lamar if you ask me

  • ???

    Gtfoh dis the same bish that son damm near died in the pool while she was in the living room beaming up to Scotty? Oh ok

  • ihatethesebitches

    I watched up to Glenn Frey's tribute, then turned it off. It was horrible. Show was so boring.

  • ???

    Not only do I not like her music I can't stand the hype around her or that this bish really believing it. She looked and sounded stupid AF at the grammys.

  • ???

    Girl NEVER been under her.

  • ???

    Yea I agree. I have read so many times about how all them "friends" really HATE her cause of her bishness. Taylor is the definition of a narcissist .

  • Jayne

    I don't believe Rihanna was asked to give up her slot for that other girl to perform, otherwise there would've been a performance done and that didn't happen. So for some of you to say she left for nothing because the girl didn't perform is just utter nonsense. So what you guys are saying is that Rihanna left and the other girl showed up and didn't perform either. As usual niggers always try to make some negative gossip to pit those two against one another and that does not work either.

  • shaylynnn

    Kendrick Lamar is a mediocre? I'ma have to assume you don't know better since your from across the pond & you Stan for T.I. ?

  • Saywhatnow?

    Mediocre? You are so bitter.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought the Grammys were always on Tuesdays.
    Oh well it's a leap year.

  • Saywhatnow?

    I was having this "loud" discussion with someone last week. I'm not saying she is not hardworking and discipline, however there is not ONE song she sings that I feel. Her voice, while hits all the notes, doesn't sound natural it does sound as if she is forever doing vocal training exercises.

  • Li

    There's not one artist or song I saw on that show that I wanted to run out and buy.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Yeah nucka, i agree. Guess sandy like that future rap crap.

  • The Mrs.

    Kendrick Lamar, mediocre? Rap crap? I...I.. Speechless

  • side_i

    Didn't even know they were on

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Hold on rap crap tf!!!!!! And did Beyoncé perform I missed that part if she did (shrugs)

  • BLOODBLOOD

    AMEN!!!!! B I T C H said rap crap wish o could come through her computer & smack her ass

  • WHYDFMLII

    Kendrick Lamar is whack. He is short and ugly too. All his weird facial expressions were so try hard to me. I am completely unmoved by his so called pro black messages. The same with Beyonce. His performance wasn't good either. Both tried to bite Michael but we actually liked and understood "They Don't Really Care About Us" Both Beyonce and Kendrick had huge platforms to shake ish up and cause controversy but didn't. Michael was never afraid to. He outright called Clive and nem the devil. Beyonce had "stop killing us" in her video. I would respect her more if she said it or wore it on her shirt at the Superbowl. It's like they want to be part time activists.

  • Primo Levi

    kendrick is not mediocre, the best thing & realest since 2pac! this second one was true 2 form more underground , then his commercial first one!

  • Fendi

    And the news media claimed Adele's struggle vocals on the sound engineers at the GRAMMYs. Nope. I know the difference between bad sound and a struggle voice, and her voice was AWFUL.

    I won't remove Britney from the list, but I will add Bieber. I realized during his GRAMMYs performance how much he is trying to sound like his mentor, Usher. I'm so late catching that.

  • Fendi

    And the news media claimed Adele's struggle vocals on the sound engineers at the GRAMMYs. Nope. I know the difference between bad sound and a struggle voice, and her voice was AWFUL.

    I won't remove Britney from the list, but I will add Bieber. I realized during his GRAMMYs performance how much he is trying to sound like his mentor, Usher. I'm so late catching that.

  • Fendi

    And the news media claimed Adele's struggle vocals on the sound engineers at the GRAMMYs. Nope. I know the difference between bad sound and a struggle voice, and her voice was AWFUL.

    I won't remove Britney from the list, but I will add Bieber. I realized during his GRAMMYs performance how much he is trying to sound like his mentor, Usher. I'm so late catching that.

  • Fendi

    And the news media claimed Adele's struggle vocals on the sound engineers at the GRAMMYs. Nope. I know the difference between bad sound and a struggle voice, and her voice was AWFUL.

    I won't remove Britney from the list, but I will add Bieber. I realized during his GRAMMYs performance how much he is trying to sound like his mentor, Usher. I'm so late catching that.

  • Fendi

    And the news media claimed Adele's struggle vocals on the sound engineers at the GRAMMYs. Nope. I know the difference between bad sound and a struggle voice, and her voice was AWFUL.

    I won't remove Britney from the list, but I will add Bieber. I realized during his GRAMMYs performance how much he is trying to sound like his mentor, Usher. I'm so late catching that.

  • stanley

    I"m not a Kendrick lamar fan. But this article seems to be a bit racist....

  • beba micou

    I'm not a fanatic for anyone but Kendrick is notwhack. What makes him so??? His music actually has substance and is positive so, I guess because he's not talking about money, and heux, he's whack..foh.... I havent heard a track like we gone b alright or king Kunta since Pacs Holla if ya hear me...and sandra is not an afrikaan american nor native black American so, she can't comment on a plight she knows nothing about. Real blogs/ net journalists tell the people the truth and don't cater to celeb dix. She should leave her biased, sellout wannabe comments to herself. Please stop giving your uneducated, unempathetic, racist opionions about real black people. We ain't got no monarchy over here so, we don't kiss nobody's ass...i.e., celeb, politician, so-called royalty, or no one else.

  • seun

    Huh! Rihannas work song is burning up the charts right now. It's no 4 on the hot 100 and there are speculations that it may get to no 1. Where is formation? Tidal isn't an excuse cos billboard counts tidal streams.

  • whitty hutton

    Say that shyt! That's why his remark that he made her famous was so damn ignorant! Just because "we" haven't heard an artist's music or know their name doesn't mean they're not famous. Rap and r&b ain't the only music genres. Black folks who agreed with kanye on that bullshyt are just as ignorant as he is. #liveoutsidethebox

  • Auditor

    No she didn't

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Thanks

  • Fendi

    Natalie Cole received NO tribute. I'm not a fan, but that was blatant disrespect. I agree with you on all accounts.

  • Layla Leone

    Jcole should have won best rap album. Jcole all day. Kendrick killed it but come on...

  • the guest

    In tears of gratitude for your comment.

  • Fendi

    Wow. Thank you. ??

  • the guest

    Taylor was a country star before Kanye crossed her over to black awareness and mainstream fame by virtue of the industry casting her as a victim. He didn't make her famous but he did make her famous.

    Her team pimped industry and black sympathy for her credibility among rappers and transition to pop star.

    No hate, no argument, I love your comments. I just truly believe black people inadvertently make lots of white people famous and wealthy or more famous and wealthier.

    I am not a fan of Taylor Swift, can't be, when legions of black female songwriters never got or get their foot in the door let alone their due. Taylor needs to start a production company and put those sisters on.

  • the guest

    Agreed. There is nothing mediocre about Kendrick Lamar. Taylor Swift is indeed mediocre. And if race were a factor, Taylor can't hang with white female songwriters like Nora Jones or Fiona Apple.

  • Trinigurl98

    They say the Grammy people created whole new categories on the spot just to fill their quota of black winners. That's a bunch of bull. The categories were not changes.

  • Faithz

    Me either.

  • Faithz

    Rihanna Killed Umbrella in 2007 it topped every chart stayed number one for many, many weeks and she barely walked away with a Grammy. The Web Master STATED THE TRUTH. . If Lamar was so great then why didn't his music top the charts world wide, and sale like h0t cakes...And why didn't his music stay number one longer.
    If your music tops all the charts, sales good, stay number one longer than a month, then what else is it about your music that would keep you from getting a dozen Grammy';s in one night?
    PS
    We have seen three of our Legendary Figures sale more, make all kinds of Chart History and they still Gave the Grammy's away to that b000ty shaker, name Beyonce, So.

  • Faithz

    It don';t matter Taylor sales regardless, We are talking about this Lamar Fellow Lamar when has any of his songs went Number One in over Twenty Countries, DUUUH. I don't mean to knock him but others music has sold really well and charted good, and yet they wasn't even given a Nod.

  • Faithz

    I don't blame Rihanna , I wouldn't have given up my spot for the butt shaker either.