Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent Tell Grammys “Don’t Be Racist”

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Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent Tell Grammys “Don’t Be Racist”

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On Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won the awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video. But she lost all three big awards — Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year — to Adele. This pissed a lot of people off, and two of those people are Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent.

On his own website last night, Sufjan Stevens posted, and answered, a rhetorical question:

Q: WTF is “Urban Contemporary”?

A: It’s where the white man puts the incomparable pregnant black woman because he is so threatened by her talent, power, persuasion and potential.

And he captioned it with this: “friendly reminder: don’t be racist.”

St. Vincent agrees:

It is entirely true that “Urban Contemporary” is not a genre of music. Nobody has ever said those words out loud unless they were (1) presenting a Grammy or (2) complaining about the Grammys.

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