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Jay-Z calls out Grammys over Beyoncé snubs: 'We want y'all to get it right'

Jay-Z took home the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2024 Grammys on Sunday and used his acceptance speech to call out the Recording Academy's snubs against his wife, Beyoncé.

Jay-Z took the stage with oldest daughter Blue Ivy, 12, at the award show at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles as Beyoncé looked on from the crowd.

"We love y'all. We want y'all to get it right," he said. "I don't want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than anyone and never won album of the year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn't work."

Jay-Z , left, accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award with his daughter Blue Ivy, wearing a Jeffrey Levinson clutch, on stage.
Jay-Z , left, accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award with his daughter Blue Ivy, wearing a Jeffrey Levinson clutch, on stage.

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Beyoncé became the most decorated artist in Grammys history last year when she won her 32nd award. However, the show drew criticism when she didn't take home album of the year. That award went to Harry Styles.

"Think about that. Most Grammys, never won album of the year," Jay-Z said Sunday. "Some of you may get robbed. Some of you don't belong in the category. When I get nervous, I tell the truth."

Beyonce has been nominated for album of the year four times, for "Renaissance," "Lemonade," "Beyoncé" and "I Am... Sasha Fierce."

Jay-Z ended on an encouraging note.

"Just in life, you got to keep showing up until they give you all those accolades you think you deserve," he said.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Jay Z Grammys speech calls out Beyonce album of the year snubs