Jay-Z was interviewed by editors of his owned streaming service Tidal where he was asked about his and Beyonce’s GRAMMY snub, Beyonce’s Renaissance album’s impact, and his ‘God Did’ verse.
In the interview which was taken right before the 65th Grammy Awards, Hov was asked how did he feel about Grammys snubbing him and hip-hop over the years. Jay-Z who infamously boycotted the awards along with DMZ in 1999 said “The truth is, we grew up wanting to be on the Grammys, and it was our goal. We just want them to get it right. That’s what we want. We just want them to get it right because we love it so much.
Beyonce who was nominated for Album Of The Year in 2017 for her album “Lemonade” lost to singer Beck that year. Jay also reflected on that year’s Grammy upset.
“Even with Bey, I felt like they missed the moment. Not just LEMONADE; [also] when Beck won over her. I was like, “Oh, y’all missed it. For the culture, I love this s— so much I want them to get it right”
On Beyonce’s latest album “Renaissance” impact and why it deserved to win Album Of The Year even though it lost to Harry Styles album right after this interview Jay-Z remarked “Look what it’s done to the culture. Look how the energy of the world moved. They play her whole album in the club. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that. The whole entire joint — like, everything?! Every remix is amazing. Everyone’s inspired. It has inspired the world. Every remix is better than the other one.”
Beyonce ended up making history at the 65th Grammy by winning her career’s 32nd Grammy which is now an all-time record. Her last year’s album Renaissance also won in the Best Dance album category.