Kanye West has shown that he's defensive over Beyoncé, and apparently he's defensive over Frank Ocean as well. This doesn't come as a surprise, as West went on a Twitter rant earlier this year urging radio stations to support Frank Ocean.
As for the rapper's recent rant which took place at his show in Oakland, he threatened the Grammys committee by boycotting if Frank Ocean isn't nominated. This comes after reports that Ocean is ineligible for the 2017 Grammys as “Blonde” nor “Endless” were submitted for consideration.
Despite that, West believes the Grammys have an opportunity to change their rules to have Ocean involved in the show, mentioning that they’ve done this action for Gaga. “The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” said West. “I’ll tell you this right now: If his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showin’ up to the Grammys.”
Clearly, Kanye is using his star power to his advantage. Personally, it wouldn’t make a difference if he attended or not. Also, I wasn’t fond of Blonde. Perhaps it was because I compared it to his debut, which was excellent. Blonde was a cohesive and mellow album, but not deserving of a Grammy in my opinion.