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Ice-T Throws Cold Water on the Beyoncé Race Whining: Adele Deserved To Win

Although the entire media have become greatly aghast by the supposed grave racial injustice of Queen Beyoncé Knowles not sweeping every Grammy she was nominated for, rapper-turned-Law & Order star Ice-T decided to veer from the ever-important race narrative.

Simply put, the actor believes Beyonce’s loss to British songstress Adele for Album of the Year on Sunday night was not dictated by race, instead suggesting the UK star actually deserved to win.

A wild concept, indeed.

“Adele is hard to beat because she is the business and she is good and she makes hit records,” Ice-T told reporters on Monday. “Beyoncé or [Adele] could’ve taken any of them.”

As noted by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, Adele’s album, titled 25, “was the top-selling album of the year, while Beyonce’s Lemonade showed up at #4.”

“The fact that Adele was gracious to speak on Beyoncé’ made it fly,” added Ice-T, referring to Adele’s odd award show apology for winning. “And besides, he says, Beyoncé “will be back next year. She’s still young.”

As mentioned above, the media would not dare view the Adele win as anything other than a snub to a black artist–because all they see is race.

Here’s some Washington Post hysteria:

When industry voters chose Adele’s conventional bestseller, “25,” over Beyoncé’s provocative “Lemonade” for album of the year at Sunday’s 59th Grammy Awards, the ritual nonsense had finally curdled into something unacceptable.

Here’s why. For the past five years, black artists have been making era-defining pop music, some of which has been nominated for the heaviest Grammy in the land, album of the year. Then, when “music’s biggest night” eventually rolls around, each and every one of these artists loses to a white act doing less-challenging, less-timely, less-imaginative work. Check the tapes. Frank Ocean lost to Mumford and Sons in 2013. Kendrick Lamar lost to Daft Punk in 2014. Beyoncé lost to Beck in 2015. Lamar lost again in 2016, this time to Taylor Swift. And on Sunday, at her creative peak, Beyoncé lost to Adele. Go back even further, and you’ll see that white artists have won album of the year for nine consecutive years.

And a glimpse at The New York Times meltdown:

Before the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, the music industry murmured about what it might mean for Adele to once again sweep the top awards, leaving Beyoncé snubbed in the major categories and with her third loss for album of the year. Having long faced accusations that the Grammys overlook young, progressive black artists — the last black woman to win album of the year was Lauryn Hill in 1999 — the Recording Academy faced a potential backlash for going all-in on a white, traditionalist choice like Adele….. In the last five years especially, albums by Mr. Ocean, Mr. Lamar and Beyoncé have been passed over for the top award in favor of releases by white artists: Mumford & Sons, Daft Punk, Beck, Taylor Swift and Adele.

Can’t we just make it through one event without politically-hyped race-baiting? Did Lady Gaga teach us all nothing at the Super Bowl?

“The fact that Adele was gracious to speak on Beyoncé’ made it fly.”


Ice-T took it upon himself to applaud the Grammys even further, voicing his pleasure for the award show honoring Chance the Rapper for his work.

“I remember when the Grammys didn’t recognize rap, so for them to give him [awards] and televise it,” he said. “I’m glad they’re recognizing new rappers like Chance.”

When Ice-T is the voice of reason…

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