@SolangeKnowles Keeps It Swift: Beyoncé’s Sister Says What, In the Wake Of Kanye, Some People Won’t.



alg_show_swift3Can’t say Solange Knowles, Beyoncé’s fiery little sis, doesn’t roll hard. In a couple of tweets from Monday night, the day after the Grammy Awards, she questions what anybody with more than four fingers might ask: Why was Taylor Swift, seen here, right, with one of the quartet of awards she won, being deemed the nights “big winner,” when Beyoncé took home six trophies?

Grammy Awards ShowI thought that it might be just sensitivity, or maybe it’s that they didn’t show all of Beyonce’s wins, right, on TV. (Did they, and did they show Swift’s?)

But for what it’s worth, I did a Google search count—andmittedly unscientific—and found the following hit counts for the following searches:

Taylor Swift, grammy, “big winner”

Beyoncé, grammy, “big winner”

Deleting the accent on Beyoncé’s name added 400 hits, for 14,800 total.

So far, Solange’s calling out Swift hasn’t earned her the backlash Kanye West received, famously documented here, on MEDIA ASSASSIN. (Then again, she didn’t grap Swift’s award on TV and shout out Sasha.)

GRAMMYS/WINNERSKarma don’t like ugly, though, and Solange’s may have anticipated the final retribution against Swift: Public outry condemning, not her wins but, her “instrument.”

In a piece for The San Diego Union Tribune (“Backlash grows over Taylor Swift’s Grammy performance”), columnist George Varga notes

Ouch! Taylor Swift’s painfully weak, off-key vocal performance Sunday night at the Grammy Awards has become the subject of so much on-line controversy that some fans and music biz veterans alike are wondering if she’d have been better off not performing at all. At the very least, her karaoke-level singing made a good argument in favor of using Auto-Tune (the recording studio device that helps vocally challenged performers sound at least somewhat in in tune).

C’mon, man: Given Solange’s beef, and Beyoncé’s problems, why you gonna go and dis Jay-Z?

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#1 Becky X on 02.04.10 at 1:05 am

I think people are just tired of seeing Beyonce win all of the time.

#2 4C on 02.05.10 at 8:41 am

What Kanye did at the MTV Awards may have been in poor taste, but I agreed with the sentiment.

It WAS refreshing to see Swift, a young “vocalist” that writes and at least strums a guitar when she made her splash, but I think the media are saturated with her now.

Never bought a Beyonce CD–chick music–but I admire her and she keeps it fresh. It is very problematic to me how skewed those Google hits are Assassin and your point is well made.

#3 Cheavor on 02.05.10 at 3:35 pm

I thought to myself.. why are they showing Taylor Swift more.. and Beyonce is the one that Won more Awards and Broke the record.. Wow!

#4 Mr.Walks on 02.09.10 at 7:07 pm

Why do u think? because she is …………..fill in the blank

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