Rapper XXXTentacion was left out of the 2019 Grammy Awards memoriam segment Sunday night and it was reportedly because of his alleged history of domestic violence.
“I will tell you it’s a daunting challenge,” Portnow explained. “We track those that we lose in our industry in any given year and then we have a process by which we go through it. Our on-air in memoriam — we’re lucky if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 percent of those we lose.”
“Because it’s always hard choices,” he added. “All of that is to say, I don’t...