“F**k Y’all Grammy N***as”: Q-Tip Is PISSED ATCQWasn’t Nominated for a Grammy, Lashes Out

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Respect the veterans

When A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg passed away, he took a piece of hip-hop with him. The 45-year-old rapper died in his Contra Costa County home due to complications with diabetes, leaving behind his three ATCQ group members.

Following his 2016 passing, the remaining members of the hip-hop collective — Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jacobi White — performed at the Grammy’s in February of this year. Closing the show, the group gave a heart-wrenching performance, truly honoring their long-time friend.

According to Q-Tip, Grammy leaders “busted y’all a– to try to get us out there to perform.”

With the 2018 Grammy nomination list circulating the music industry and the internet, Q-Tip had a strongly-worded message for the “Grammy ni–as.” In a string of Instagram videos, the New York rapper bashed the organization for failing to nominate the last Tribe album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.

“Yesterday, we was on y’all stage,” the artist began. “You think a ni–a wanted to fu–in’ go out there and perform after I lost my man? We closed y’all show… And we don’t get no fu–ing nominations. The last Tribe album. My man is gone.”

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