Damon Dash is not here to move out of the Grammy Kanye West from his performance lineup … insists that the Recording Academy has no place to judge him or any other hip-hop artist.
We caught the rap mogul on Tuesday at LAX, and he’s so mad about the Ye-Grammys situation that he says it’s time to kick the whole award ceremony to the brim … and tell us, ‘We’re making our own Grammys. “
Remember, even if he can not perform, Ye can attend the show – so we asked what he thinks would happen if he wins and comes on stage to receive his Grammy. DD says it should never get to it because he encourages Ye to skip it completely.
Damons embraces the theory that the Grammys are outdated and out of touch with hip hop – and tells us that he did not attend either when he was nominated.
He is clearly above academy leaders when assessing who is hot and who is not in the industry.
As Dame puts it: “They must respect our culture.”
As we reported, Kanye was excluded from performing at this year’s awards ceremony for his “regarding online behavior” … you know, his online assault on ex-wife Kim Kardashianher new bf Pete Davidson and a lot of others.
Many people have jumped to Yes defense, including the Grammy host Trevor Noah – with whom Kanye fired some online shots – said he wanted the rapper to get advicenot canceled.
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Damon’s idea is getting started. On Tuesday, J.Prince encouraged hip hop artists – including Ye, Drake and Nicki Minaj – to protest the award ceremony and meet to perform an anti-Grammys concert.
He’s also going for the Recording Academy’s neck … he wants to do the concert in Las Vegas on April 3 – the same night and place for the Grammys.
He can no doubt count on Dame’s support.