Frank Ocean Frank Ocean Responds To Criticism From Grammy Producer

Started by Jacuzzi, Feb 11, 2017, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Jacuzzi
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    Feb 11, 2017
    In response to this:http://pitchfork.com/news/71540-gra...-frank-ocean-against-faulty-2013-performance/

    ''The Grammys’ creative team—producer Ken Ehrlich and writer David Wild—gave an interview with Rolling Stone where they discussed Ocean’s history with the award show. Specifically, they talked about working with Ocean in the days leading up to his 2013 Grammy performance of the Channel Orange track “Forrest Gump.” Wild said that the singer pitched “a very definite idea” for the performance—Ocean singing behind a screen with running legs—and claimed that Ehrlich responded by saying, “That’s not great TV.” Wild continued:emoji_cry:'

    Wild claimed that Ocean declined to collaborate with the Grammy producers on the performance, and Ehrlich concurred that Ocean was “rigid” in his idea for the performance. “We executed his vision knowing that it was faulty,” the producer said. “And we tried to tell him that, we tried to tell his management that, we tried to tell the record label that. So, his feelings about the Grammys right now, I would imagine, probably go back to that in one way. But honestly, it wasn’t us.” Listen to the interview below with their comments about Ocean starting at the 33:10 mark.

    Frank responded on his Tumblr today with this:
    ''OK KEN (AND DAVID). AS MUCH AS I HATE TO MAKE YOU GUYS FAMOUS OR EVEN RESPOND TO YOU DIRECTLY. WE ALL DIE ONE DAY AND YOU’RE OLD SO f--- IT. YEA YEA MY 2013 PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAMMYS WAS ABSOLUTE s---. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, BLAH BLAH. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER. VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. f--- THAT PERFORMANCE THOUGH. YOU THINK THAT’S WHY I KEPT MY WORK OUT OF THE GRAMMY PROCESS THIS YEAR? DON’T YOU THINK I WOULD’VE WANTED TO PLAY THE SHOW TO ‘REDEEM’ MYSELF IF I FELT THAT WAY? IN REALITY, I ACTUALLY WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN HONORING PRINCE ON THE SHOW BUT THEN I FIGURED MY BEST TRIBUTE TO THAT MAN’S LEGACY WOULD BE TO CONTINUE TO BE MYSELF OUT HERE AND TO BE SUCCESSFUL. WINNING A TV AWARD DOESN’T CHRISTEN ME SUCCESSFUL. IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO LEARN THAT. I BOUGHT ALL MY MASTERS BACK LAST YEAR IN THE PRIME OF MY CAREER, THAT’S SUCCESSFUL. BLONDE SOLD A MILLION PLUS WITHOUT A LABEL, THAT’S SUCCESSFUL. I AM YOUNG, BLACK, GIFTED AND INDEPENDENT.. THAT’S MY TRIBUTE. I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN TUNING INTO CBS AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR A WHILE TO SEE WHO GETS THE TOP HONOR AND YOU KNOW WHAT’S REALLY NOT 'GREAT TV’ GUYS? 1989 GETTING ALBUM OF THE YEAR OVER TO p---- A BUTTERFLY. HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST 'FAULTY’ TV MOMENTS I’VE SEEN. BELIEVE THE PEOPLE. BELIEVE THE ONES WHO’D RATHER WATCH SELECT PERFORMANCES FROM YOUR PROGRAM ON YOUTUBE THE DAY AFTER BECAUSE YOUR SHOW PUTS THEM TO SLEEP. USE THE OLD GRAMOPHONE TO ACTUALLY LISTEN BRO, I’M ONE OF THE BEST ALIVE. AND IF YOU’RE UP FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE CULTURAL BIAS AND GENERAL NERVE DAMAGE THE SHOW YOU PRODUCE SUFFERS FROM THEN I’M ALL FOR IT. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.''

     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    even tho I didn't read a word of it thats dope good for frank
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    well f--- frank why dont u just s---t em lmaoo
     
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  4. Ordinary Joel
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    Feb 11, 2017
    Frank telling it like it is. :lawd:

    @FrankOceanSXN
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    ''And you know what's really not 'GREAT TV' guys? 1989 getting album of the year over To p---- a Butterfly. Hands down one of the most 'FAULTY' TV moments I've seen''

    :banderas:
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    i mean

    TPAB was trash so i can see the 1989 win
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    I hate Taylor Swift but 1989 was pretty d--- good
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    read in malcolm x's voice
     
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    whites stacking more Ws
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    but kendrick sucks and taylor is gr8 so :dno:
     
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    Feb 11, 2017
    "BELIEVE THE ONES WHO’D RATHER WATCH SELECT PERFORMANCES FROM YOUR PROGRAM ON YOUTUBE THE DAY AFTER BECAUSE YOUR SHOW PUTS THEM TO SLEEP"

    :rejoice::rejoice::rejoice:
     
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    Wow he got triggered
     
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    Anytime someone s----s on Taylor Swift it's a good thing
     
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    Feb 12, 2017
    He's right 100℅

    f--- Taylor Swift
     
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    cooked their a----s
     
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    When it's 2017 and I still see TPAB slander...
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    Feb 12, 2017
    Taylor Swift is a scapegoat of music industry lmao
     
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    it's still a dissappointing critic bait
     
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    idc about tpab but macklemore beating kendrick is 1000x worse
     
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