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The nominees for the Latin Grammy 2021 were recently announced, with 53 different categories that will award the best of Latin music, however, not everyone was happy with the announcement.
J Balvin was quick to express his annoyance and assured that the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences had discriminated against the urban genre in its nominations, arguing that they did not give enough importance to the reggaeton players, despite the fact that the Colombian appears with five nominations and included artists such as Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Naty Peluso, among others.
“The Grammys don’t value us, but they need us. It is my opinion and nothing against the other genres because they deserve all the respect. But the trick is already boring. We give them rating, but they don’t give us respect (Pd. I’m nominated so they don’t come because I’m hurt) ”, wrote Balvin through social networks.
However, the onslaught of the interpreter of ‘What else then?’ against the Latin Grammy did not stop there, because in addition he asked the rest of his colleagues not to attend the ceremony.
“Those who have power in the genre none should go, that is, everyone, because we are a movement, “he added in a tweet.
Of course, this generated all kinds of reactions between the public and artists of the industry such as the Puerto Rican. René Pérez Joglar, artistically known as Resident, who He went out to answer the call of the Colombian.
“I’m lost, José. If the Grammys don’t value us then why do I have 31 Grammys? I’m not urban, I don’t rap or what genre are we talking about? Because for what I saw yesterday they nominated many colleagues who gave him a bastard“He said in a video he had posted on Instagram. This no longer appears on your profile.
Likewise, René said that “I would believe the boycott if last year, when you were nominated 13 times, you didn’t go to the Grammys, but there you didn’t. you asked for a boycott. But as of the 13 nominations you won only one Grammy, now boycott returns. I do not know why does it bother you so much, because, according to you, you make history every 15 seconds “, lunged.
He finally made an analogy where Compare Balvin’s music to a hot dog cart, alluding to the fact that it is a craving that falls well from time to time, but if you are looking for quality you should go to a restaurant.
“So, you have to understand, José, it’s like I don’t know, like if a hot dog cart got upset that it can’t earn a Michelin star. And don’t get me wrong, I mean, everyone loves hot dogs. I explain to you, so that you understand: your music is like a hot dog cart, which may be liked by many people or by almost everyone. But when those people want to eat well, they go to a restaurant and that restaurant is the one that earns Michelin stars, ”he told her.
We will have to wait to see what happens in the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy Awards to be held at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, United States, on November 18.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.