I once referred to The Grammys as the celebrity zoo because it represented a room full of people whom contribute very little to anyone’s life save for giving them something to look at.
I’m not sure there was ever a point in time where this wasn’t the case although I’m sure it’s more true now than it’s ever been given the nature of pop music spectacles and the respect doled out for personal brands rather than artistic output. For some reason I saw the democratizing influence of the internet eventually changing that equation somewhat.
Meanwhile Drake is feuding with someone in this extremely internet savvy meta way while at the same time we’re at something of a nadir for artists actually being able to get paid for their work. I think it’s safe to say I was wrong?