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Kanye West vows not to attend Grammy's if Frank Ocean isn't nominated

West said during a recent concert that Frank Ocean should be considered for a Grammy, but Ocean never submitted his two 2015 albums for consideration for the show.

By Stephen Feller
Kanye West vows not to attend Grammy's if Frank Ocean isn't nominated
Kanye West, pictured during a performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in 2011, said he'll skip the Grammy Awards next year if neither of Frank Ocean's 2015 albums are nominated for an award. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kanye West is making his feelings about an award show quite clear once again, although this time he's warned the world before leaping onstage to interrupt somebody else's speech.

West said during a concert Saturday night in Oakland, Calif., that if Frank Ocean is not nominated for the albums he put out this year, West plans not to show up to the Grammy Awards next year in Los Angeles.

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Ocean put out two albums this year, "Blonde" and "Endless," neither of which has been nominated for a Grammy because, apparently, Ocean's labels and management neglected to submit them for consider for the awards.

"The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean's album and, I'll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no category, I'm not showing up to the Grammys," West told the crowd, saying artists needed to come together to fight for each other.

While the current Grammy issue appears to be more of a mistake of the artist than those bestowing awards, West has a history of dramatically disagreeing with awards. Most notable was in 2009 when he interrupted a Taylor Swift award acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to announce he felt Beyonce was more deserving of the award.

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