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Grammys 2022: Marilyn Manson dropped from Best Rap Song nominations after revised list posted

Marilyn Manson no longer nominated for a Foreign in the category of Best Rap Song according to the revised list posted on Thursday (December 2).

This list is usually updated and revised a few times after it was originally released by the Recording Academy, which organizes the Grammy Awards.

Manson, real name Brian Hugh Warner, is credited with co-writing the song “Jail” from Kanye West‘s latest album Donda and thus qualify for a Grammy in the rap song category.

The controversial rocker has earned two Grammy nominations this year – both for his work Donda – although one The sexual assault investigation is ongoing against Manson in Los Angeles.

In addition to being nominated for “Jail,” Manson was also eligible to win a Grammy in the Album of the Year category as the 52-year-old was recognized as the featured artist and songwriter on West’s album.

Manson is listed as one of the writers and vocalists of “Jail Pt 2” on West’s album, which was released on August 29 of this year.

On Thursday (December 2), New York Times reports that the Recording Academy has revoked Manson’s Best Rap Song nomination, citing a modified list, after the singer’s name was removed from the attribution for the article “Jail.” above Spotify.

However, the decision of the Academy has nothing to do with allegations The rape, sexual harassment and misconduct of many women against Manson, according to a Billboards The report.

Recording Academy decides to include Manson among 2022 Grammys The nominees on the first list announced on 24 November were widely criticized online.

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At that time, Guardians Columnist Moira Donegan tweeted: “A long time ago I kept a document of all the awards and new jobs given to men who were publicly accused of sexually abusing them. open, but it took too long and became corrosive to my soul. ”

The IndependentRoisin O’Connor’s music reporter argues that while certain category nominations feel “new, relevant and diverse”, they have been undermined by the Academy’s decision to “glorify” The men are now facing lawsuits accusing them of rape, physical abuse, torture and other heinous crimes.”

This year’s other colorless Grammy nominations include disgraced stand-up comedian Louis CK, who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017.

New York Times first reported that CK exposed himself and masturbated in front of multiple women during his comedy career.

Actor Evan Rachel Wood has made allegations on Instagram that ex-partner Marilyn Manson raped and abused her during their relationship in the late 2000s.

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Defending the decision included Manson, CK and comedian Dave Chappelle (who was called out for making a “cross-cut” joke during the latest Netflix special earlier this year), the Academy CEO. Harvey Mason’s recording has clarified that a nomination does not guarantee an awards ceremony invitation.

Mason told The Wrap: “We’re not going to look at people’s histories, we’re not going to look at their criminal records, we’re not going to look at anything other than the legitimacy of our rules about sound recording for this work is eligible based on date and other criteria. ”

“If true, they can submit for review…”, Mason continued, adding, “We will not restrict people from submitting their work for our voters to decide.”

Manson denied all the allegations against him in an Instagram post on February 2, after his former partner and Westworld Actor Evan Rachel Wood said Manson inflicted “toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse” on her during their relationship.

The singer called the allegations a “terrible distortion of reality” at the time.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, you can contact your nearest Rape Crisis organization for professional, independent and confidential support. For more information, visit their website here.

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Emma Bowman

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