Jay-Z gives his unfiltered opinion on Beyoncé missing out on album of the year Grammy for fourth time
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Jay-Z has opened up about Beyoncé not taking home Album of the Year at the 65th Grammy Awards.
Despite taking home a whopping four Grammy awards - for best R&B Song, Dance Recording, Traditional R&B Performance and Dance and Electronic Recording - and also becoming the most Grammy-awarded artist in history, Queen B lost out for the fourth time on winning the Best Album of the Year category.
Instead of going to Beyoncé's Renaissance, the win went to ex-One Directioner Harry Styles for his album Harry's House.
Rapper and record producer Jay-Z - who is also married to Beyoncé - has since spoken out about her Album of the Year loss.
Renaissance isn't the only one of Beyoncé's albums to have been nominated for the Grammy's Album of the Year to fall at the final hurdle.
In 2010, Queen B's album I Am...Sasha Fierce lost out to Taylor Swift's Fearless. In 2015, her album Beyoncé lost to Beck's Morning Phase and in 2017, Lemonade was beaten by Adele's 25.
Speaking of this year's Grammy Awards' Album of the Year result, Jay-Z told Tidal: "With Bey, I felt like they missed the moment.
"Not just LEMONADE; [also] when Beck won over her [for Album of the Year at the 2015 show]. I was like, 'Oh, y’all missed it.'
"For the culture, I love this s**t so much I want them to get it right. I want to experience those moments when it’s the culmination of when Michael popped off. That moment left an indelible mark on us forever.
"Or when Lauryn Hill came through and it was Miseducation and she won those joints [five Grammy Awards in 1999].
"We knew that was her moment. We wanted to witness that moment and celebrate her. She made something that’s going to stand the test of time."
He may be slightly biased considering his relationship to Queen B, but Jay-Z explained the reason he thinks Renaissance should have won Best Album of the Year on top of Best Dance/Electronic Music Album is because of the impact it's had on 'the culture'.
He continued: "Look how the energy of the world moved. They play her whole album in the club. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that. The whole entire joint — like, everything?!
"Every remix is amazing. Everyone’s inspired. It has inspired the world. Every remix is better than the other one.
"From anybody, we’re just finding these joints out in the street. Somebody just did a joint over Suga Free the other day — you heard this joint? It’s a West Coast classic. The DJ put Bey’s vocals over this at a party and it went crazy."
Jay-Z resolved: "It’s inspiring creativity. You know how The Black Album had The Grey Album [Danger Mouse’s 2004 mashup project]? And the one with Radiohead? It was called Jaydiohead [Minty Fresh Beats’ 2009 mashup].
"When it just inspires creativity, that’s an album.
"That has to be Album of the Year. It has to be."