Flashback to 2009
The music industry is among the most competitive career fields out there. Within the music community, the haves and the have nots are noticeably separated. More respected artists get interviews with Rolling Stone and Forbes, top performance slots at award shows, Billboard recognition, and, of course, Grammy nominations.
Clearly, J. Holiday is sick of women being the haves while some men are consistently the have nots. He voiced his opinions about women getting “nominated for a grammy for going through bullsh**t” on social media, and, well… yikes.
The Grammy nominations for 2018 were released late last year, but maybe Holiday is just catching up. He hit the internet with a video that calls out female artists Beyoncé, Cardi B, and SZA by name. While the video isn’t on the singer’s Instagram page, The Shade Room made sure to keep it safe on its own IG.
“Yes salty I lost to MJB I’m over it! #painwains not talent!” Holiday captioned the post, alongside the hashtags “#dontsupportjunkiemusic,” “#theweekendchick,” “#watermelonswallowing,” and “#forgeignp**sy.”
“What are U doing to help? Bc my daughters love ya’ll but are not allowed to listen. That’s a problem,” he said.
“So apparently man, the black man still losing to the women. I get it. No disrespect. I was raised by a women. I have two older sisters man. I have absolute all respect for black women,” he began his videoed rant. “But with that being said… Understand this man: Black men, African American men, men from the hood we go through everything to make sure that who we care about are taken care of.”
He went on to say that black men don’t “swing our d**ks around” or do any other “bulls**t to be seen.”
“I could be that ni**a over here f**kin’ ni**as up,” he continued. “I know a whole bunch of lil bi*ch a** ni**as that sing that I could call they a** the f**k out, but I don’t.”
He ended his
rantcall for change by calling out some of hip-hop’s top female artists. “And understand this… I got daughters man,” Holiday said. “Cardi, Beyoncé, SZA… all y’all muthaf**kas… stop using that f**kin’ pain to make it okay to say some bulls**t on your record and get nominated for a grammy for going through bullsh**t.”
“Cause so have I,” he added.
His video wasn’t received positively by those who saw it. Even those who felt Holiday had a point acknowledged that his irrelevance overshadowed his message. After all, he hasn’t had a hit since his 2009 track “It’s Yours.”
“Throw the whole video away!! As a matter of fact throw the whole artist away!!” Instagram user @corajay88 wrote.
“When are people gonna understand that they don’t make music for Sprout & PBS Kids. These are GROWN women & can sing and write about whatever they please,” user @gas.celine added.