Ivy Queen doesn’t agree with the Latin Recording Academy’s choice for the Best Urban Album Latin GRAMMY, and she’s letting everybody know it.
After Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 won their gramophone at the Nov. 8 awards show, the 35-year-old singer said: “There were a lot of rappers, and only one [group] was awarded, they dedicated the night to Calle 13.”
In an interview with Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día, the reggaeton star wasn’t shy to give her opinion, expressing that she thought the Academy made a mistake, and that her music represents the real voice of the people.
But the success of Ivy Queen’s album Sentimiento wasn’t enough to make her the Latin GRAMMY winner. “Let’s be fair. People talked that night. You could hear them saying ‘Ivy.’ That was my GRAMMY,” the “Que lloren” singer made clear.
“People know my opinion…The pueblo isn’t stupid,” she said Thursday at a press conference in Puerto Rico. “How are they going to give a man who’s said so many times that he makes alternative music the award for urban music?” she explained, referencing Calle 13 frontman René Pérez Joglar. “It’s a lack of respect.”
Ivy Queen has assured time and time again that she has nothing against the duo made up of Pérez Joglar and Eduardo Cabra. But she does have a problem with not winning the Latin GRAMMY.