In the course of the 2024 Grammys over the weekend, the 54-year-old rapper was honored with the Dr. Dre International Affect Award. In his acceptance speech, criticized the Recording Academy for never giving spouse Beyoncé the Album of the 12 months award.
“I don’t wish to embarrass this younger girl, however she has extra Grammys than everybody and by no means received Album of the 12 months. So even by your personal metrics that doesn’t work,” Jay stated. “Take into consideration that. Probably the most Grammys. By no means received Album of the 12 months. That doesn’t work.”
Whereas attending the Bob Marley: One Love premiere on Tuesday (Feb. 6), Kelly, 42, reacted to Jay‘s feedback.
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“Shawn Carter is among the best males I do know and his phrases ring so loud to me,” Kelly advised Entertainment Tonight with a smile. “I couldn’t be extra happy with him.”
She added, “I’m simply actually glad for lots of issues that he stated. I believe that he made a variety of artists really feel very seen and really heard in these minutes that he took on stage.”
Kelly then admitted that she finds it exhausting to imagine Beyoncé, additionally 42, nonetheless hasn’t received Album of the 12 months on the Grammys.
“I really feel like she is an icon… and that’s for a motive — it’s as a result of she begins tendencies. She is progressive, her ideas are massive and shiny and she or he simply jumps for them and does it,” Kelly raved about her longtime buddy. “I believe that her albums are a mirrored image of that, and it must be actually celebrated in that means.”
“I’m not saying that as a result of it’s my sister, I’m saying it as a result of it’s the reality,” Kelly continued. “I’ve seen the blood, sweat and tears that she places into these tasks, and her ideas and her coronary heart and her ardour and her soul.”
In an interview from final 12 months, Kelly addressed the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion.