Mainstream award shows always provoke a mixed bag of reactions. Just last night, it was the Billboard Music Awards catching heat for censoring Kanye West, and today the BET Awards getting some criticism following the announcement of their 2015 nominees. The criticism comes from Azealia Banks, who was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, and Dev Hynes, who was not nominated for anything.
Azealia Banks calls the award show “bogus,” and Dev wonders why other genres beyond hip-hop and R&B aren’t included. Read what both artists had to say below.