Zabira Banner Header

‘Screw The Grammys’, Village People Reject Hall Of Fame Induction

Village People reject Grammys Hall of Fame Induction
reject Grammys Hall of Fame Induction

The ’s “YMCA” was inducted into the Recording Academy’s Hall Of Fame in December, alongside 28 other songs and albums spanning from A Tribute Called Quest to Betty Wright. But in a new interview with TMZ, main Village Person Victor Willis doesn’t sound too happy with the Academy’s nod to the band.

Unlike a lot of people’s problems with the Grammys this year, his complaint seems to boil down to the idea that the Grammys don’t pay enough attention to older music.

ALSO SEE  Samklef Boasts About Predicting Burna Boy's GRAMMY Win

Willis told TMZ that he was offended at how little fanfare those inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame receive, with no mention during the annual telecast and no proper induction ceremony. He said that he told interim Grammy president Harvey Mason Jr. that they’re rejecting their induction. (It’s unclear if they can actually do that, given that they were seemingly already inducted. Inductees receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy.) Willis said that the Hall Of Fame “is not taken seriously by the Recording Academy” and that the Grammys should “show respect for classic artists who built the recording business.”

ALSO SEE  Artist Focus: Tiwa Savage

He also said that when the release a new album later this year — something they’ve been teasing for a while — that they probably won’t even submit it for contention at the Grammys.

ALSO SEE  Wizkid Might Be The First Nigerian Musician To Win A Grammy Award

This isn’t the first time Willis has called out the Grammys. Back in 2017, he claimed that the show had a secret committee that overrides votes for Black artists.

Join our Telegram Group

Follow talkGlitz on Instagram TalkGlitz on Twitter
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy