Jay Z’s complicated history with the Grammy Awards is well documented.

The 21-time Grammy winner skipped the ceremony for six consecutive years despite racking up several nominations and wins throughout that time.

Jay goes on to describe how DMX’s exclusion from the Grammys left a sour taste and turned him off from the music’s biggest night.

BeyoncĂ© herself experienced a huge Grammys upset last year when her universally beloved album Lemonade lost Album of the Year to Adele’s 25.

“No matter what happens at the Grammys, it’s going to be what it is: Bob Marley’s gonna be Bob Marley whether he’s nominated for a Grammy or not. Tupac is gonna be Tupac. Biggie is gonna be Biggie. That’s true. But in this industry, we have tothe things that we hold and we love and we treasure, that we respect, we have to get involved. I stand on the shoulders of all the beautiful people.”

Jay is up for eight Grammys tonight, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year..