Jay-Z is not happy with the Grammy. The rapper and husband of pop icon Beyoncé who took the stage accepting the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2024 Grammy Awards on February 4 slams the award show for failing to recognize his wife’s music career. Although Beyoncé broke the record for most Grammy wins of all time last year with 32 trophies in total, the singer still hasn’t had any Album of the Year trophy. Let’s check what Jay has said at the event.
Jay-Z is disappointed that Beyoncé never won Album of the Year
The 54-year-old said while accepting the award, “We want y’all to get it right—at least get it close to right. Obviously, it’s subjective because it’s music and it’s opinion-based. But some things, you know, I don’t want to embarrass this young lady—but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year.”
The Renaissance artist was nominated for the Album of The Year award in 2010 for I Am… Sasha Fierce, 2011 for Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster as a featured artist, 2015 for Beyoncé, 2017 for Lemonade and 2023 for Renaissance. Moreover, she and her husband together got Grammy nods for 88 which is the most nominated artist in history.
The “Empire State of Mind” singer said at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, “So, even by your own metrics that doesn’t work, Think about that: The most Grammys, never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work.”
On top of that, the rapper also believed some of the 2024 wins were not deserving. “Some of you gonna go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed,” he noted. “Some of you don’t belong in the category.” And when the audience gasped, he laughed, “No, when I get nervous, I tell the truth.”
Apart from that, he also cheered for the artists who didn’t get the opportunity to win the award. “We gotta keep showing up. And forget the Grammys for a second, just in life, as my daughter sits and stares at me nervous as I am,” the rapper said. “You gotta keep showing up until they give you all those accolades you feel you deserve. Until they call you Chairman. Until they call you a genius. Until they call you the greatest of all time.”