After the “Soul Train Awards,” Rick Ross didn’t win and apparently caused enough ruckus. Such a ruckus it was, Chrisette Michele wrote a blog devoted to Hip-Hop and her collaborator Ross. The blog entry is below. Award Show :
If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.
This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.
Its my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.
Who stands off at an award show because they dont win? An award is
winning at being as stuck in a category as possible. Congratulations
to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else.
I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping
is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool.
Dont LET me start rapping. (album in stores november 30th)
They say Im ecclectic. Im underrated. Im different. Well If I win
an award its because I paved a way. Every award Ive won was new in
its category. You know why? Because Im amazing at being my damn self.
Grammy – best alternative R&B song
Centric award – Soul Approved
Have u even heard of those categories?
Nope. But guess what? You aint never seen another me. And u never will.
No ego here. Why? Because its none needed. My award is waking up every
morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God.
LET FREEDOM REIGN – in stores NOVEMBER 30th. Go pick that up.
Maybe Ill call my 4th album winners : just like every body else maybe not.
I pray with every song I sing Im singing from the bottom of my heart.
If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have
no true reason. This isnt a competition. This is a stage for self
expression and Im grateful for the opportunity to live on it. Id sing
even if nobody sang along.
-from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop Man up. I wanted
to be supportive but I cant understand you. I believed in you But
apparently youre so high you cant even see what the world needs.
Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly
is. Let me spit a few bars. Im not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop
too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery.
Chrisette Michele – the girl on that Aston Martin Music record
Spread love.Click here for Chrisette’s blog.