It’s very rare to catch Frank Ocean commenting on things going on in Hollywood, but when he does decide to spit a couple of words, he always manages to drop some gems. The singer recently spoke with The New York Times in a rare, yet revealing interview to discuss the latest controversy surrounding his albums being denied Grammys consideration.
Kanye West said he would boycott the prestigious awards ceremony if Frank wasn’t put back in the running, but if you ask the singer himself, he could care less. “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated,” he told the Times. “I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”
The “Nikes” singer, who previously won a Grammy in 2013, also noted that awards ceremonies have never held much significance with him. “Audiences in excess of five million people [on national TV]. I was always reluctant to do those things except in cases where they had this nostalgic significance to me,” he added. “Like performing at the VMAs, being tapped to perform at the Grammys—me saying yes to those things had a lot to do with how those things made me feel before I was actually in the business. And just wanting to be rubbing shoulders with those people and being seen at those places. I still was reluctant and sort of skeptical of those things because I questioned whether or not I was prepared.”
It was previously revealed that Frank’s albums had missed the cut off deadline to submit Grammy for consideration. It’s unclear if the singer will still attend the show, but it’s probably safe to say Kanye won’t be there.