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Jay-Z Checks The Recording Academy Over Beyoncé Grammy Snubs

Taylor Swift won album of the year, giving her four wins in that category.

Rap icon Jay-Z boldly critiqued the Recording Academy in his acceptance speech for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 66th Grammy Awards.

Accompanied on the stage by his 12-year-old Grammy-winning daughter Blue Ivy, the Roc Nation founder highlighted the “obviously subjective” nature of Grammy voting. During Jay-Z’s speech, which the Recording Academy shared on YouTube, the rapper and record producer questioned album of the year results and noted that his wife Beyoncé “never won” that honor even though she boasts “more Grammys than everyone.”

“So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work. Think about that. The most Grammys; never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work,” he remarked. The billionaire rapper held nothing back as he added: “Some of you are gonna go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed. Some of you may get robbed.”

Jay-Z even slammed some of the nominees. “Some of you don’t belong in the category,” he said before adding, “When I get nervous, I tell the truth.” The audience of industry voters and nominees appeared to have found humor in some of the rapper’s thoughts.

Pop and country artist Taylor Swift took home this year’s award for album of the year.

BLACK ENTERPRISE noted that Jay-Z and his wife, the most-nominated couple in the award show’s history, officially tied with 88 nominations each after the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards. BE covered Beyoncé’s historic moment at the 63rd Grammy Awards after she broke the record for most Grammy wins by a woman and any male or female singer.

According to a timeline of Bey’s Grammy wins, People reported the Renaissance artist has won 32 Grammy awards, with her first being in 2001 for Destiny’s Child’s hit song “Say My Name.”

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