Sauce Money Calls Out Diddy and Jay Z
Former Jay Z collaborator Sauce Money responded to Diddy’s recent criticism regarding the Recording Academy’s lack of respect for black music especially hip hop. At Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala, where Combs was honored with the Icon Award, the music mogul demanded change.
““So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. Man, I’m talking about the pain. I’m speaking for all these artists here, the producers, the executives,” he said. “The amount of time it takes to make these records, to pour your heart into it, and you just want an even playing field.”
“In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. For most of us, this is all we got. This is our only hope,” Combs continued. “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be.”