Missing In Action is the cool game played around the world now by celebrities and this attitude is about to jeopardize the chances of a Nigerian act winning the Grammys.
According to reports TMZ, many big stars like Drake, Kanye West and Justin Bieber are reportedly going to be MIA from the Grammys this year. it started with Frank Ocean, who many think had the best album of the year, but didn’t even bother submitting it for Grammy consideration. Ocean says he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that doesn’t represent young, black artists.
Drake who’s has 8 nominations but reportedly doesn’t plan to be there because he’ll be on tour in Europe. Wizkid was nominated for the part he played in Drake’s hit song One Dance, a track many music fan think is clear favourite for the song of the year award. Should Grammys decide to backlist all these stars Wizkid’s hope of winning a Grammys award this year would be dashed.
Justin Bieber has 4 Grammys nominations but reportedly doesn’t plan to be there because he’ll be on tour in Europe.
As for Kanye, who’s got 8 noms, he received 21 Grammys in the past, but he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer.
Sources tell TMZ there’s no real anger, it’s just that a lot of younger singers think the Grammys are out of touch and arguably irrelevant.
They could all change their minds and show up, but as of now the plan is to take a raincheck.