The Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich, as well as the show writer David Wild recently did an interview with Rolling Stone, in which they claimed that Frank Ocean’s 2013 Grammys performance was “faulty” and “not great TV.” They also implied that his may be the reason why the famous musician decided not to submit his two recently-released albums for the 2017 Grammy Awards consideration.
Frank quickly responded in a Tumblr post, in which he responded to both Ken and David. “Ok Ken (and David). As much as I hate to make you guys famous or even respond to you directly. We all die one day and you’re old so fu*k it. Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute sh*t. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated. Fu*k that performance though. You think that’s why I kept my work out of the Grammy process this year? Don’t you think I would’ve wanted to play the show to ‘redeem’ myself if I felt that way?” wrote the famous musician.
“In reality, I actually wanted to participate in honoring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful. Winning a TV award doesn’t christen me successful. It took me some time to learn that. I bought all my masters back last year in the prime of my career, that’s successful. Blonde sold a million plus without a label, that’s successful. I am young, black, gifted and independent…that’s my tribute,” Frank wrote.
The talented singer also had a few words to say about last year’s Album of the Year award. “I’ve actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor and you know what’s really not ‘great TV’ guys? 1989 getting album of the year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most ‘faulty’ TV moments I’ve seen. Believe the people. Believe the ones who’d rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep. Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro, I’m one of the best alive. And if you’re up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from then I’m all for it. Have a good night,” Frank added.