Tyler, the Creator Says His Grammy Win is a ‘Backhanded Compliment’

Maria Perez
Jan 29, 2020 - 9:10
Tyler, the Creator Says His Grammy Win is a ‘Backhanded Compliment’

On Sunday night, 18.7 million mainstream music fans tuned into the 2020 Grammy Awards to watch their favorite music artists recognized for their albums released last year. Rapper Tyler, the Creator was one of the winners, taking home the award for Best Rap Album for his 2019 hit IGOR. During backstage interviews following his win, the rapper talked about how the National Recording Academy and its controversy of racial bias for categorizing Black artists in the rap or urban category. “On one side, I’m very grateful that what I made could be acknowledged in a world like this, but also it sucks that whenever ‘we’ – and I...

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