He dedicated the last six minutes to express his disappointment with the awards ceremony and the Recording Academy, the body behind “music’s biggest night.”
“Black music has never been respected by the Grammys,” Diddy said, adding that the lack of diversity goes beyond music and includes industries such as film and sports.
In recent years, many hip-hop artists have begun to decline invitations to the Grammys, saying they feel their work isn’t being properly recognized.
In response, the Recording Academy on Sunday announced a slate of new initiatives developed with a diversity task force.
Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images Harvey Mason Jr., interim president and CEO of the Recording Academy.

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