Grammys producer, Ken Ehrlich, and show writer, David Wild, spoke toRolling Stone about a 2013 Grammys performance from Frank Ocean that the two described as "faulty" and posited that the sub par experience might have led to theBlonde artist not wanting to return to the award show.
Ocean responded to the two men personally through Tumblr.
"OK KEN (AND DAVID). AS MUCH AS I HATE TO MAKE YOU GUYS FAMOUS OR EVEN RESPOND TO YOU DIRECTLY. WE ALL DIE ONE DAY AND YOU'RE OLD SO F IT. YEA YEA MY 2013 PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAMMYS WAS ABSOLUTE SH. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, BLAH BLAH. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER. VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. F THAT PERFORMANCE THOUGH. YOU THINK THAT'S WHY I KEPT MY WORK OUT OF THE GRAMMY PROCESS THIS YEAR? DON'T YOU THINK I WOULD'VE WANTED TO PLAY THE SHOW TO 'REDEEM' MYSELF IF I FELT THAT WAY? IN REALITY, I ACTUALLY WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN HONORING PRINCE ON THE SHOW," posted Frank Ocean.
Ocean went on to say that awarding Taylor Swift and1989 best album of the year over Kendrick Lamar andTo Pimp a Butterfly was more "faulty" than his 2013 performance.
"I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN TUNING INTO CBS AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR A WHILE TO SEE WHO GETS THE TOP HONOR AND YOU KNOW WHAT'S REALLY NOT 'GREAT TV' GUYS? 1989 GETTING ALBUM OF THE YEAR OVER TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY," continued Frank Ocean.