Solange Criticizes Grammys After Beyoncé Snub, Insists "Build Your Own Institutions"
The tweets, which have since been deleted (but preserved by other Twitter users), not only referenced Frank Ocean's Grammy Awards Tumblr diss, but also offered other insightful criticisms of the annual music awards ceremony.
"Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold my g's," Solange wrote.
The A Seat At The Table creator had also written a tweet about how only two black artists have won "Album of the Year" in the past 20 years, but there have been over 200 black artists that have performed (the former is incorrect — four black artists have actually won the award in the past 20 years).
Adele also seemed to be surprised that she was chosen over Beyoncé for the award. Upon taking the stage to give her acceptance speech, the 25 artist referred to the Queen B as "the artist of my life." In a post-Grammy Awards interview, she elaborated further on being in the same category as Beyoncé for the award, as well as the Lemonade superstar's influence on her artistry.
"My album of the year is Lemonade," Adele said. "So part of me did die inside as a Beyoncé fan — not going to lie. I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt it was her time to win. What the f**k does she have to do to win album of the year?"
"I'm very grateful to have won it, but I felt the need [to offer the praise to Beyoncé during her acceptance speech] because I love her and I felt she is more worthy," she added.