So “Soul Train Awards” have passed, but what seems to be not yet resolved are the comments Chrisette made about Rick Ross “so-called walk out” when he didn’t win for “Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year” (which was awarded to Eminem). So Chrisette discussed in an interview how she was disappointed that she didn’t get the chance to perform with Rick Ross that night @ the awards (as planned), and also blogged about her “denouncing Hip-Hop”…
If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.
This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.
It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.
Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else.
I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don’t LET me start rapping. (album in stores November 30th)
They say…I’m eclectic. I’m underrated. I’m different. Well If I win an award it’s because I paved a way. Every award I’ve won was new in it’s category. You know why? Because I’m amazing at being my damn self.
Grammy – best alternative R&B song Centric award – Soul Approved Etc.
Have u even heard of those categories? Nope. But guess what? You ain’t never seen another me. And u never will. No ego here. Why? Because it’s none needed. My award is waking up every morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God.
LET FREEDOM REIGN – in stores NOVEMBER 30th. Go pick that up.
Maybe I’ll call my 4th album “winners : just like every body else” maybe not.
I pray with every song I sing I’m singing from the bottom of my heart. If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have no true reason. This isn’t a competition. This is a stage for self expression and I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on it. I’d sing even if nobody sang along.
-from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop… Man up. I wanted to be supportive but I can’t understand you. I believed in you… But apparently you’re so high you can’t even see what the world needs.
Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly is. Let me spit a few bars. I’m not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery.
Chrisette Michele – the girl on that Aston Martin Music record…
Well in the upcoming issue of the “Source”, Rick Ross addresses her comments and he definitely isn’t feelin what she said, and is clearing up the assumption that he was being a sore loser and walked out…
The word coming from the “Soul Train Awards” was they you were upset Eminem beat you in the Song Of the Year category and you stormed out.
Not at all. I’ve been going to award shows for a long time and I’ve never had a problem with who won. I’m happy I’m recognized. We were in the trailer, going over these particular [performance] issues [with the sows producer]. Out of respect, we came back out there to give them a reaction to the nomination. They gave the award to Eminem. I applauded. Big Record. That wasn’t the issue. Like I said, the things we requested weren’t met. It had nothing to do with Chrisette Michele. It may have had to do with me not knowing the other 50 people that were onstage at [rehearsal] and we doing my record.
Have you talked to Chrisette?
I haven’t spoken to Chrisette Michele or her team. but I didn’t speak to her to [invite her to] the show either. It was something maybe the label set up. [But] her choice of words were ugly. Denouncing Hip-Hop, that ain’t cool. Using ugly words could give off the wrong impression. That could make your hat look ugly to me now. That could make your haircut look ugly to me now. Hopefully if we win a Grammy, she’ll come out and accept it with your boy. Give me a kiss on the cheek.
New “Source” Issue Hits Stands December 14th.
What happened to picking up the phone and personally talking to the person about what you didn’t like or to find out what happened?! *sigh* And their collabo was so hot, hope it’s not their last.