AceShowbiz - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs delivered a powerful speech at the 2020 Grammy's Salute to Industry Icons gala, calling out the Recording Academy for having no respect for black music. His speech prompted a response from fellow rapper Sauce Money, who agrees with his sentiment. However, he doesn't think Diddy has the right to deliver the message.
Taking to social media, Money admitted to respecting "the message" Diddy delivered during his speech at the event. But then he added, "Just not coming from him," before he went on to accuse the music mogul of doing the same thing. "He practices the same backdoor politics against his own people," he continued. "Him and his friend Jay-Z. If the Grammys on the clock, then y'all are too!"
Neither Diddy nor Jay has responded to the accusation.
During the event taking place in Beverly Hills over the weekend, Diddy gave the Recording Academy a black eye when accepting his President's Merit Award. "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... And that stops right now," he said. "I'm officially starting the clock. You've got 365 days to get this s**t together. We need transparency, we need diversity."
He went on to dedicate his award to Kanye West, Beyonce Knowles and other black artists who have been snubbed or overlooked by the Grammys for Album of the Year accolade. "My goal used to be about making hit records. Now it's about ensuring that the culture moves forward. My culture. Our culture. The black culture," he noted. "And for me to be worthy of receiving an icon award, I have to use my experience to help to make a change. On that note, I'm finishing up: You got all 365 days."