2020 Grammys: Best Rap Album, Tribute And Why Jay-Z Didn’t Show Up
The ceremony of the 2020 Grammy Awards took place at Staples Center, L.A. on Sunday (Jan 26). The event was darkened by the tragic accident that led to the death of Kobe and his daughter. The whole world stood still and shocked. Every rap star expressed their sorrow and sent prayers to Kobe’s family. A moment of silence was held at the annual ceremony.
While the music’s biggest night was already happening, a tribute to Nipsey Hussle was presented to the crowd by Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch with their new track “Letter To Nipsey” followed by DJ Khaled and John Legend with their collaborative track that features Nip- “Higher”. Alongside the image of the late rapper, the organizers of the show honored the NBA’s finest, Kobe Bryant by visualizing him too. Khaled, who recently became the father of a second child, won the Best Rap/Sung Performance with the “Higher” track.
Best Rap Album?
Tyler, The Creator conquered the award for “Best Rap Album” with his chart-topping “IGOR”. The emotion was so pure when the 28-year-old artist went on stage to receive the prestigious award accompanied by his mother who was nothing but happy for her son. You can see the power of happiness that was toxic all over the place.
Why Jay-Z Didn’t Show Up
Despite Hov and Beyoncé attended a few pre-parties, the couple’s seats at the ceremony were empty all night. It’s not the first time Beyoncé skips such an event and Jay supported his wife by also not showing at all. Bey won in the “Best Music Film” category, but there was no one to receive the award. Jigga and Bey showed to the world that their priorities are bigger than a Grammy, as B stated earlier in an interview with the ELLE magazine.