Grammys 2024: JAY-Z Gets Brutally Honest During His Global Impact Award Acceptance Speech

US rapper Jay-Z (L) accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award alongside his daughter Blue Ivy on stage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. (Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

JAY-Z Accepts Global Impact Award At 2024 Grammys

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JAY-Z is trending in the streets of social media for his brutally honest acceptance speech after receiving the Global Impact Award at the 2024 Grammy Awards

With his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, by his side, JAY-Z began by expressing his appreciation and love for Dr. Dre and his cultural contributions. 

Then, the 24-time Grammy-winning artist talked about how Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) boycotted the Grammys in 1989, and how he followed suit in 1999 after DMX was snubbed. 

‘When I Get Nervous, I Tell The Truth’

JAY-Z noted, “When I get nervous, I tell the truth,” and he commenced to calling out the Grammys on their BS. 

Namely, the fact that his wife, Beyoncé, is the most decorated artist in Grammy history with 32 awards, but she has never won Album of the Year. 

Watch the video below.

Social Media Reacts

Twitter is gagging at how Shawn Carter went Katt Williams on the Recording Academy. 

Read a few tweets below. 

After accepting his award, Beyoncé’s husband put it to good use. Cheers!

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