DJ Khaled Agrees With Diddy Calling Out Grammy’s For Not Respecting Black Music

Khaled, whose “Higher” collaboration with Nipsey Hussle and John Legend won Best Rap/Sung Performance during Sunday’s show, agreed with Diddy’s comments.

“That’s why I made sure to say this is for hip-hop,” he explained of his GRAMMYs acceptance speech. “We always have to do better. Every day we’re supposed to get better and greater, and learn, and grow, and what Diddy was saying was, ‘Let’s do better. Let’s put more love out there for everybody.’”

“We just want ours too,” the GRAMMY winner added of rap artists being notoriously shut out of the GRAMMYs’ major categories.“This is for hip-hop. This is for Nipsey Hussle,” Khaled added.

Diddy’s Speech:

“I say this with love to the GRAMMYs, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us, man. Man, I’m talking about the pain. I’m speaking for all these artists here, the producers, the executives.”

“The amount of time it takes to make these records, to pour your heart into it, and you just want an even playing field.”

The Grammy’s have been embroiled in controversy made by suspended Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who filed a discrimination complaint against her former bosses last week.

Dugan accused the Academy of being a “boy’s club,” discriminating against women and people of color, and rigging the nomination process.

In reaction to Dugan’s allegations, the Academy said in a statement, “We regret that Music’s Biggest Night is being stolen by Ms. Dugan’s actions and we are working to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.” {ET}