Damon Dash isn’t here for the Grammys yanking Kanye West from its performance lineup … insisting the Recording Academy has no place judging him or any other hip-hop artist.
We caught up with the rap mogul Tuesday at LAX, and he’s so pissed about the Ye-Grammys situation that he says it’s time to kick the whole award show to the curb … telling us, “We make our own Grammys.”
Remember, even though he can’t perform, Ye can attend the show — so, we asked what he thinks would happen if he wins and gets on stage to accept his Grammy. DD says it shouldn’t ever come to that, because he’s encouraging Ye to skip it altogether.
Damon’s embracing the theory the Grammys are outdated and out of touch with hip hop — and tells us he didn’t go either when he was nominated.
He’s clearly over Academy execs judging who’s hot and who’s not in the industry.
As Dame puts it, “They gotta respect our culture.”
As we reported, Kanye was barred from performing at this year’s award show, due to his “concerning online behavior” … ya know, his online attacks against ex-wife Kim Kardashian, her new bf Pete Davidson and a slew of others.
Lots of folks have jumped to Ye’s defense, including Grammys host Trevor Noah — at whom Kanye fired some online shots — saying he wanted the rapper to get counseled, not canceled.
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Damon’s idea is picking up steam. On Tuesday, J. Prince called on hip-hop artists — including Ye, Drake and Nicki Minaj — to protest the award show, and get together to perform an anti-Grammys concert.
He’s going for the Recording Academy’s neck, too … he wants to do the concert in Las Vegas on April 3 — the same night and location of the Grammys.
No doubt he can count on Dame’s support.