XXXTentacion was noticeably overlooked of the 2019 Grammys’ “In Memoriam” phase over the weekend. It appears the Recording Academy caught wind of the rappers’ violent previous and determined in opposition to together with him.
“According to a supply, representatives for the late rapper requested repeatedly that the Recording Academy acknowledge the artist, whose ‘Sad!’ was one of the vital consumed songs of 2018,” Variety states. “But due to the rapper’s historical past of home violence, the present opted to not embody him alongside such acts as Avicii and Mac Miller.”
At the time of his loss of life XXXTentacion had been prepping for trial following accusations that he beat his . Additionally, he was going through expenses for witness tampering and harassment. A tape, wherein he confesses to a crap load of violence, in October.
Back in December, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow responded to Rolling Stone‘s query about whether or not or not XXXTentacion could be included of their “In Memoriam” phase. “I’ll inform you it’s a frightening problem. We monitor people who we lose in our trade in any given yr after which now we have a course of by which we undergo it. Our on-air in memoriam — we’re fortunate if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 % of these we lose,” he instructed the publication. “Because it’s all the time exhausting selections. All of that’s to say, I don’t have any solutions for you now, however clearly artists who had been distinguished and well-known by the general public are people who find themselves acknowledged and we’ll simply wind up having to see the way it performs out.”
Was it the best name?