Mariah Carey, who has five Grammys to her name, is now speaking out against the Grammy Awards and accuses the annual ceremony of playing politics and abandoning the selection criteria used during her heyday in the late 80s/early 90s.
“In the music business, if you care about the Grammys and submitting your stuff before a certain time frame, you want a single out in the summer,” she said in a new interview with V Magazine published on Wednesday.
“And then you want to have a record [out] before the Grammys [consideration] deadline, which has changed. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” she said.
“I mean, I have five Grammys. That’s cute. There’s people that have been doing this half the time that have twice as many,” Carey continued. “I won’t two Grammys the first year I started, but after that, [the Grammys] are like, ‘We don’t go with the people that are selling a lot of records and are popular; we’re gonna go the opposite way.’”
She added, “So, I got screwed out of certain years. I wasn’t bitter about it. I was just like, okay, well, I guess I’m not standing here barefoot onstage singing and trying to go a certain way. I’m just me.”
Mimi said that while the music industry is a business, she considers herself an artist.
“I consider myself more of a musician first than a business person, I don’t necessarily think of things that way; it’s music first,” she said.
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