RAPPER DISSES GRAMMYS

Rapper Jay-Z explained why he would be a no-show at tonight’s Grammy Awards ceremony: He isn’t happy with the way rap music is being treated. “They put rap on the back burner,” Jay-Z, a nominee for three Grammys, told the Associated Press. “They televise one category and you’ve gotta be happy.” Jay-Z was nominated for rap solo performance, rap performance by a duo or group and rap album for “Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life.” Only 15 of the 95 awards are to be handed out during the three-hour CBS telecast. Most are presented off-camera. “Maybe next year they’ll pay more attention to rap,” Jay-Z said. “Not only the Grammys, but everybody in general, like the whole world.”

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