Sufjan Stevens Tells the Grammys "Friendly Reminder: Don't Be Racist"
Published Feb 13, 2017Last night (February 12), Adele proved to be the big winner at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, but when accepting her biggest award of the night for Album of the Year, she broke down in tears, saying Beyoncé was the one who really deserved the honours. Well it seems the increasingly vocal Sufjan Stevens feels the same way — though he's delivered his message much more bluntly.
On his website this evening, he tore into the Grammys, writing a message (of which there recently have been many) in response to Beyoncé not winning the Album of the Year Award but that for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Stevens's message reads:
Q: WTF is "Urban Contemporary"?
A: It's where the white man puts the incomparable pregnant black woman because he is so threatened by her talent, power, persuasion and potential.
He then told the Grammys this: "Friendly reminder: don't be racist."
UPDATE (2/14, 12:45 a.m. EST): St. Vincent has now echoed Stevens's message with the following tweet:
Re: Beyoncé and the Grammys. What Sufjan said.— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) February 14, 2017
Of course, Stevens is hardly the only artist who's been critical of the Grammys recently, as Frank Ocean slammed the awards just hours before they began.