Thursday, September 16, 2004
Ain't No Bizzzness Like Show Bizzzness
Whitney Houston proved she's back on top of her game when she performed at the World Music Awards. Curvy and flushed with colour, Whitney belted out her hits to an appreciative crowd. The girl gained some weight...She gained some weight! I she back? You know how the grip is a hard monkey to get off your back...Just ask Mary (Kate or Blige)...We will find out.
And othah show bizzzness news...Thanks Remmie Fresh
Kanye West’s The College Dropout was nominated for a Stellar Gospel Music Award on the strength of his hit single, “Jesus Walks.”
The Lord giveth, but the Stellar Gospel Awards taketh away.
West’s album was up for Best Gospel Rap Album. The nomination was drawing criticism from other gospel groups (haters), who claim that the lyrics on the rest of the album could offend listeners.
The committee for the Stellar Awards decided to rescind their nomination for The Dropout, which was given a nod for Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year category.
In a statement, officials explained the basis for the removal.
“The reason for removing the CD from the ballot is that some of the songs on the CD contain explicit lyrics and the CD carries an explicit language warning symbol on its cover, therefore it did not meet the Stellar Awards criteria,” the statement read.
Apparently, the committee misunderstood the totality of West’s work due to the hit song “Jesus Walks,” but were educated that some of the album contains explicit content of a worldly nature.
“After being made aware of the explicit lyrics in the other songs from the CD, the Stellar Awards nominating committee felt the CD lyrical selections were not in the best interest and spirit of gospel music,” the statement continued. “Therefore, the Kanye West CD was immediately removed from the Hip Hop CD of the Year category and the entire ballot.”
The Nominating Committee even apologized to their base for the inclusion of West on the ballot in the first place.
“The Stellar Awards’ Senior Management and the Nominating Committee certainly did not intend to offend the Gospel Music Community with this glaring oversight. We have implemented corrective actions to make sure that such an error never happens in the future”
Other Christian groups nominated include Tonex, Ziklag and God’s Little Soliders.
I'll keep you posted