International dancehall artiste Sean Paul is speaking out about the discrimination and poor treatment he faced at the Grammy Awards.
In a recent YouTube podcast, Paul said when he won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Dutty Rock in 2004, he was not given a seat in the show.
The 2004 Grammy's saw him performing with Sting on stage, as well as being nominated for Best New Artist and Best Male Rap Solo Performance.
He added that with his acceptance speech not being broadcast, he questioned his attendance at the event and described the entire process as "foolishness."
Other Reggae Grammy winners have complained about the lack of support for the genre, which prompted Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange to push for its inclusion.
In June this year, the Academy rolled out new changes for the 63rd Grammys in 2021, addressing long-awaited revisions to controversial category names, rules, and guidelines.