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WTF! Recording Academy President Responds To #GrammysSoMale Controversy By Telling Women In Music To 'Step Up'!

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This is BEYOND fucked up.

ICYMI, during Sunday's Grammys, only one woman walked away the victor in a major category — it was Alessia Cara for Best New Artist. To make matters worse, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow has since uttered the most backwards statement on the #GrammysSoMale controversy.

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On how the status quo could change at the major music event, Portnow told Variety:

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Grammys 2018: Lorde Backs Out Of Performing After Being Asked To Sing As Part Of A Tom Petty Tribute

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We've got a little pre-Grammys drama here on the morning of the show!

Lorde, who is one of five artists nominated for Album of the Year, will NOT be performing at the Grammys tonight because — now we know exact reasons, from a TMZ report — she was only offered an opportunity to perform as one member of a larger group of artists doing a Tom Petty tribute song.

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The other four nominees — all men, including Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and JAY-Z — all got offers to perform their own tracks solo.

Jay turned them down completely, but it appears

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Lorde Got Shafted By The Grammys!

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This is so unfair!!

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Jack Antonoff Defends Close Pal Lorde From Heckler At Charity Concert — WATCH!

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Jack Antonoff and Lorde may not be dating, but he certainly has her back.

On Wednesday evening, The Ally Coalition — a nonprofit founded by the music producer and his sister Rachel Antonoff — held its fourth annual talent show benefit at NYC's Town Hall. The event featured MANY hot artists as Lorde, Antonoff's Bleachers, Kacey Musgraves, The National, and countless others performed.

Related: Lorde Dishes About Her Relationship With Jack

However, the charity show wasn't without a little controversy, as one heckler tried to drag the New Zealand songstress for her stance on Israel. As you surely saw, in December, the Melodrama singer announced her to decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert amid the ongoing cultural boycott.

So, unsurprisingly, this controversy was brought up during Wednesday's gig. After performing Carly Rae Jepsen's Run Away With Me, Lorde told the crowd:

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