Striking Writers Encourage Musicians to Boycott the Grammys

The Writers Guild of America, the powerful union behind the 12 week-old writer’s strike that has taken countless TV shows out of production, is said to be lobbying major music stars to boycott the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. According to AdAge.com, the WGA has reached out to a number of musicians that are also members of the Screen Actor’s Guild such as 50 Cent, Queen Latifah and Justin Timberlake. The artists have been asked not to attend the Grammy telecast or present any awards as a show of solidarity with the writer’s union. The Golden Globes awards ceremony was recently reduced to an hour long news conference after the WGA lobbied major motion picture and TV stars to skip the event. While the union has reached interim agreements with a couple of production companies, allowing their shows to remain on the air, a similar agreement with the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that holds the Grammys, is said to be unlikely. The issue at the heart of the writer’s strike is a greater share of revenue from content sold by TV networks on the internet, something the WGA feels musicians can relate to. The Grammy ceremony is scheduled for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  • Caine

    They need to gone and pay dem folks…

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    Pay the writers so we can get new episodes cuz they not backing down. I’m getting tired of these reruns.

    • N.O. 4 life

      the shows that are reruns are bullshit anyway except prolly heroes….this is the time you can pick up a book

  • shat

    WHO SAID 50 WAS NOT relevant, why the hell was he even mentioned?
    shit why is his picture even the main catch?
    i know thats why i clicked, only for that reason and so di the rest of us.lol

  • NIG

    IM A MEMBER OF THE WGA ……..THIS IS 4 REAL. THOSE ARTIST/RAPPERS WHO ATTEND CAN HURT THEIR ACTING FUTURE BY GOING 2 THE GRAMMYS.

  • Flymasta

    IS THAT WHY THE BOONDOCKS HAVENT COME ON IN A MONTH

    • Mr.Wang

      You think so? Damn somebody pay these niggas. I need my Boondocks man!

  • SLAPNUTS

    I AGREE PAY THE WRITERS, THEN THE WRITERS NEED TO PAY ME

  • dark vanilla

    I’m sorry NIG, but rappers can’t really act (unless their names r Ice Cube or Will Smith). But I agree, them writers need to get their paper.

    • ill G

      speakin of ice cube and will smith… i found sumthing ironic, was wondering if anyone felt the same. Ok, Ice Cube is a “gangsta” rapper, and Will Smith is a “bubble gum” rapper right? But isnt it ironic how Will Smith makes really good movies that are real and dramatic, and Ice Cube makes these corny comedies? your thoughts please lol

      • Caine

        Speakin from a gangstas point of view, I like watchin funny shit. We go through so much real shit everyday, we need an outlet to just sit back and relax and take our minds off the day to day bullshit. Will Smith is a WAYYY better actor than Cube is. Thats why he gets those drama scripts sent to him. Cube is so gangsta wit it, he produces, directs, co-writes, and stars in his own shit. Will doesn’t own a Film Production company…yet.

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  • Fire

    Message to all networks:
    PAY THE WRITERS! They have every right to earn compensation.

  • Geniusjordan

    Hey! Please Pay these people they work hard and give up most of the life so Actors can get Big checks and we have entertainment…

    I would Like to add Ice T to the list of rappers turned actors: I think he is pretty damn Good (New Jack City, Law and Order Etc.)

  • DirtDogggy

    The Hollywood writers are all a bunch of fags anyway, true story, and fuck the grammys and all award shows, they have no credibility and the trophies mean nothing. A hand full of Dbags sit around with a list of who sold the most records then they pull a random name out of a hat.

    Corporate America can sit on a broomstick and spin like a GlobeTrotter. (No wicked witch)

  • Cassius

    This is fugging music awards! How the hell does writing get into this (sans songwriting)?

  • Fireforreal

    Fuck everybody.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I bet Lupe performs. He could give a fuck less about any cause but his own.

    Way to be a skateboarder, Wassalu. Now, to all the stizzans…

    COP THE COOL THE FOOL!!! PLEASE!! IT’S SO 8-Ball & MJG!! It’s so Westside!! It’s so… smart!!

  • DARYL

    If 50, Queen and JT want to act in the future they shouldn’t go… 4REAL 4REAL!!!!!

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  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    They need to get paid, but 50 Cent will probs do it to get some lame publicity.