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Frank Ocean won two Grammys in 2013, but despite his highly anticipated recent efforts, Endless and Blonde, Ocean won't win any more in 2017. That's because he refused to submit his work to the Grammys organization as a protest against what he sees as a dated system that rarely rewards black artists.

"That institution certainly has nostalgic importance. It just doesn't seem to be representing very well for people who come form where I come from and hold down what I hold down," said Ocean in an interview with the New York Times.

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"I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated."

Referencing the NFL quarterback who's made headlines in the past months for protesting the national anthem at football games, Ocean said:

"I'd rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience."

Colin Kaepernick, who has chosen to sit during the national anthem.
Colin Kaepernick, who has chosen to sit during the national anthem.
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This will likely come as a shock to Kanye West, who said he would protest the Grammys himself if Ocean didn't get a nomination.

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"I'll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys," West told his fans at a concert.

"As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bullshit."