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Gospel Music Award show removes Kanye West from Nomination Posted on 09-17-2004
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I read this in another site, so i decided to post it here... THE STELLAR AWARDS NOMINATING COMMITTEE Responds to removal of Kanye West. The following is the official response from the Stellar Awards about their decision to remove Kayne West CD from the 2005 ballot: (Sept. 14, 2004- Chicago) The officials of the Stellar Awards announced today their decision to remove the artist Kanye West CD - The College Drop Out that includes the single Jesus Walks off the 2005 Stellar Awards Ballot in the Rap/Hip Hop CD of the Year category. The reason for removing the CD from the ballot is that some of the songs on the CD contain explicit lyrics and the CD carries an explicit language warning symbol on its cover, therefore it did not meet the Stellar Awards criteria. Officials of the Nominating Committee had originally considered the CD because of the gospel song on the CD entitled "Jesus Walks." The Stellar Awards certainly encourage the many facets of gospel music; however, after being made aware of the explicit lyrics in the other songs from the CD, the Stellar Awards nominating committee felt the CD lyrical selections were not in the best interest and spirit of gospel music. Therefore, the Kanye West CD was immediately removed from the Hip Hop CD of the Year category and the entire ballot. An addendum to the initial ballot which eliminated the Kanye West CD The College Drop Out from the ballot was prepared and will be sent out to the entire Stellar Awards Voting Body on September 17, 2004. The Stellar Awards' Senior Management and the Nominating Committee certainly did not intend to offend the Gospel Music Community with this glaring oversight. We have implemented corrective actions to make sure that such an error never happens in the future.
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Princess LaRonda replied on 09-17-2004 12:54PM [Reply]
dont think it should have ever been considered!!!!!
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Shell813 replied on 09-17-2004 01:58PM [Reply]
I'm glad it was removed. College Dropout is nowhere near gospel, so I don't see how it was nominated anyway.
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Deuce_214 replied on 09-17-2004 01:58PM [Reply]
Personality wrote:
dont think it should have ever been considered!!!!!
cosigns
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Its_like_candie replied on 09-17-2004 09:10PM [Reply]
How did that freakin CD even get considered as GOSPEL???? Im really glad that it got removed. Whats wrong with people nowdays???!!! :?
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La replied on 09-18-2004 10:49AM [Reply]
I definitely cosign everybody on the fact that he shouldnt have even been considered.
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