Alessia Cara takes a stand against the haters.
After Canadian singer Alessia Cara beat out Lil Uzi Vert, Sza, Khalid, and Julia Michaels for the Best New Artist Grammy award, the outpour of salt that followed made Lot's wife look like a mere tablespoon. People across the internet immediately fired off their opinions on who got robbed, with many targeting Cara over a perceived, yet unclear sense of wrongdoing. In the hip-hop fandom, fans of Sza, Lil Uzi, and Khalid seemed to feel personally wronged by the alleged snubs, and while it's certainly debatable whether or not Cara had more impact than some of the aforementioned, she remains a respectable artist in her own right.
It would appear that Cara isn't here for any of the backlash. The singer penned a lengthy response on Instagram, steadfast in her refusal to apologize for her victory. " I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck," says Cara. "Here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. Despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit."
It's an honest, vulnerable statement, and Cara holds nothing back. It's sad to see that she actually felt compelled to write this, and to be honest, her refusal to apologize is a refreshing change of pace from the recent trend where artists have been apologizing for their wins. Remember Macklemore? Or Adele? What do ya'll think? Do you stand with Alessia Cara on this?