With the MTV Video Music Awards right around the corner, it’s kind of sad that I can’t say that I’m excited to see who will win the most acclaimed awards this year. Yesterday afternoon, Azealia Banks―with her usual opinionated spiel―took her thoughts to Twitter as she discussed lost faith in winning any kind of nationally recognized awards for her music. Although she has become hip hop’s stepchild, there is no denying her raw talent and completely transparent views on the music industry and its flawed programming.
Although there are people who constantly win that have undeniable talent, the list of music legends without awards continues to grow. How can we trust a ceremony that claims to celebrate excellence in music when there are only a few deemed excellent? Azealia’s tactics may be “radical,” but she does have a point. Unfortunately, it will get swept under the rug like all the other protests and disobedience.
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