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Sauce Money Calls Out Jay-Z and Diddy for “Backdoor Politics”

Sauce Money Calls Out Jay-Z and Diddy for “Backdoor Politics”

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images For Universal Music

 

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images For Universal Music

Jay-Z’s former collaborator responded to Diddy’s recent speech at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Gala.

In recent years, dozens of Black artists like Drake and Jay-Z have spoken out regarding the Recording Academy’s oversight of Black art. On Saturday, Diddy spoke about the trend during his acceptance speech for the Clive Davis Icon Award.

“Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys,” Diddy said. “Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be. For years, we’ve allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us. And that stops right now.”

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The reactions to his stance are varied. Sauce Money, who worked with both Jay-Z and Diddy, agrees with the message but thinks it came from the wrong source.

“Just watched @Diddy Icon acceptance speech at the @RecordingAcad,” he tweeted, “and I can honestly say I respect the message, just not coming from him. He practices the same backdoor politics against his own people. Him and his friend Jay Z. If the Grammys on the clock, then y’all are too!”

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Over the years, the two moguls have faced criticism for their treatment of artists on their respective labels. This past March, Sauce Money released “Love Tap,” directed at Diddy. Upon its release, he alluded to grievances between the two.

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“Money is not my master,” he tweeted. “Fame and celebrity don’t matter. Treating people with respect and doing things the right way is all I’m concerned with. Some people will try to use their status and oppress others. Especially their own kind!”

H/T: HotNewHipHop

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