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Grammy President Apologizes

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Neil Portnow, the president of the Grammys has apologized for his previous comments about women needing to “step up:”

    Last night, I was asked a question about the lack of female artist representation in certain categories of this year’s GRAMMY Awards. Regrettably, I used two words, “step up,” that, when taken out of context, do not convey my beliefs and the point I was trying to make.

    Our industry must recognize that women who dream of careers in music face barriers that men have never faced. We must actively work to eliminate these barriers and encourage women to live their dreams and express their passion and creativity through music. We must welcome, mentor, and empower them. Our community will be richer for it. I regret that I wasn’t as articulate as I should have been in conveying this thought. I remain committed to doing everything I can to make our music community a better, safer, and more representative place for everyone.

  2. paperlung

    there's no place like my room Supporter

    "when taken out of context". gtfo dude
    Signifire, Saephon, Essie and 3 others like this.
  3. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Exactly. Unless he's talking about how these talented women actually won awards and just needed to "step up" onto the stage to accept them, we completely understood the context, and he's full of shit.
    Arry and artbynickferran like this.
  4. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

    Yeah, no. Context was obvious. If his re-stated beliefs are really what he stands for then it would've at least been more genuine to apologize for getting defensive in the heat of the moment. But wrong context? Nah dude.. wrong words.
  5. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    his "apology" makes me hate him more
  6. Jack_Stetz


    Isn’t it odd that he said we must recognize women, but the only female artist nominated for Album of the Year did not perform on stage?
    solxace and Saephon like this.
  7. Analog Drummer


    I didn’t really see the issue too much other than he was blunt

    Some years Bruno, ed and Kendrick destroy. Previous years Adele, Taylor and Beyonce do. This was a non recording year for those girls and maybe some other ladies needed bigger releases. Use logic and move on without the outrage
  8. Yellowcard2006


    "I didn't mean that women need to step up I meant that we need to do better as an industry to help women!"

    Yeah okay man, surely you're not just walking back what you meant in the face of backlash.
  9. Saephon


    We know what you meant.
  10. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    SZA, lorde, kesha, pink had fantastic releases that were critically acclaimed and were miles above bruno in their respective categories
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  11. Analog Drummer


    Maybe we’re just gonna have to gender divide like acting awards (which I don’t think we need to with non physical nature of the arts)

    I’m more annoyed with the rock, metal and alternative snubbing TBH
    Arry likes this.
  12. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    How is this the conclusion you came to
    Jason Tate likes this.
  13. Analog Drummer


    It was more of a facetious conclusion
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.