Newswire: Kanye West threatens to skip Grammys if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated

The 23-city extension of his Saint Pablo tour will keep Kanye West plenty busy for the rest of the year, so he had to a little multitasking at Saturday’s show in Oakland. The Life Of Pablo artist was campaigning for a Grammy nomination. Not for his own 2016 album—which he originally claimed would never be for sale, and therefore ineligible for a Grammy—but for singer-songwriter Frank Ocean’s back-to-back release of Blonde and Endless. West talked up one or both of Ocean’s albums, which he insisted he listened to “the most” this year. (We assume LOP was a close second, in any of its various iterations.)

After talking about Lady Gaga’s own run-ins with the Grammys, West championed Ocean’s work, and threatening to miss the event if his fellow Chicago artist isn’t nominated: “I’ll tell you this right now—if his album …

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