News: Fabolous, Tony Yayo, Q-Tip & More Share Grammys Reactions, "Why Don't The Rap Categories Get Televised?"
Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 10:27PM
Fabolous, Tony Yayo, Q-Tip and more have shared their mixed reactions to this evening's 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony.
Writing via Twitter, Fabolous expressed his respect toward Eminem after losing to him in the "Best Rap Performance" category.
"At the Grammys.. Thanx 2 everyone who supported me & Loso's Way.. Wish me luck 2 bring home this grammy 2nite!! Why don't the Hip hop/rap catorgies get televised?? We (hiphop) are a big part of music 2day, even in mainstream America.. #ihaveadream This just in.. I didn't win, I lost to Eminem's "Crack A Bottle". Congrads 2 Em, but I never even heard that song.. #PTFO! All good, I'll jus enjoy this Grammy expierence & use it as motivation 2 work harder this year#gratitude." (Fabolous' Twitter)
G-Unit's Tony Yayo reflected on the show's Michael Jackson 3-D tribute with Usher, Jennifer Hudson and more singers.
"grammy's on the big screen. Grammy's is poppin. . . . Whats shakin Twitter. . . . . . . . . . The Michael Jackson performance @ the Grammy's is 1 of the craziest I've seen in a while. Wish I had some 3d glasses. They all killin it." (Tony Yayo's Twitter)
Q-Tip shared his reaction to losing out on "Best Album."
"Its All good yall. We knew that wld happen. I'm coming back stronger!!! Watch! Onelove to em tha monsta! Y were none of the hiphop categories on t.v. For grammys? RT @edlew: Wow! Comedy category gets airtime but NO F*CKING love for Hip Hop. This is some bullsh*t. RT @ms_shai: Shout out to Jamie and T-Pain for kickin off Black History Month with two costumed representations of difficult era's for us." (Q-Tip's Twitter)
R&B singer Keri Hilson revealed her reaction to the ceremony's performances.
Thas rite Black Eyed Peas 2nite's STILL gonna b a good nite regardless! The outcome was already decided by He who really decides our paths. What can I say? I AM in the BUILDING!! That alone is a dream come true...but I won't lie my heart was poundin like h*ll!!! Well...Zac Brown Band REALLY IS talented!! They killed their performance." (Keri Hilson's Twitter)
Both Jay-Z and Eminem paved the way for rap category wins.
Best Urban Performance: India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore, Best R&B Song: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce, Best R&B Album: Maxwell's Blacksummers' Night, Best Contemporary R&B Album: Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce, Best Rap Solo Performance: Jay-Z for "D.O.A.," Best Rap Performance By A Duo/Group: Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent's "Crack A Bottle," Best Rap Collaboration: Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West's "Run This Town," Best Rap Song: "Run This Town." Best Rap Album: Relapse by Eminem. (Grammy Awards)
Check out footage from the event down below: