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The Recording Academy’s CEO Comments On Marilyn Manson Currently Being Up For A Grammy Award: “We Won’t Look Back At People’s History”


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Marilyn Manson is potentially in line for a Grammy Award next year due to his guest appearance and input on Kanye West‘s album “Donda“, which is up for ‘Album Of The Year’. Due to eligibility rules, both he and controversial rapper DaBaby are eligible for a Grammy themselves for their role in the record.

Manson of course currently faces several lawsuits related to allegations of sexual assault, rape and more. Over a dozen women have also come forth with troubling allegations against him this year. He denied the initial allegations made against him and continues to fight these ongoing lawsuits in court.

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DaBaby came under fire earlier this year after making comments which were widely seen to be homophobic. He was ejected from several high-profile festival appearances in turn. Manson and DaBaby both physically appeared on the song “Jail pt. 2“, which was originally omitted from the album. “Jail” from the album is also up for ‘Best Rap Song’.

Speaking with The Wrap, The Recording Academy’s CEO Harvey Mason Jr. was asked about Manson‘s eligibility in particular, he responded:

“We won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration. We won’t look back at people’s history, we won’t look at their criminal record, we won’t look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration.

What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We’ll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we’ll make our decisions at that point. But we’re not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide on.”

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