Meet The Kids Behind The YG Grammy Protest

Plus, the first official footage of their #bicket.

January 06, 2015

It may not have been a surprise that YG's My Krazy Life was overlooked by the Grammy's committee, but it was a damn shame and the Trill Ship Club won't let you forget that. Over the weekend, the pint sized LA-based crew staged what they call a #bicket line for their hometown hero. Carrying signs emblazoned with slogans like "MY GRAMMY <3 YG" and "YG Y NOT?" (and with grownup chaperones standing by), the kids marched bravely into the Grammy Museum—and were promptly escorted right back out, as can be seen for the first time in the video below.

Moved by their protest, FADER reached out to some of the kids involved with questions about their experience at the protest, why they love YG, and plans for future civic engagement. Here's what they had to say.

Tatiana (aka Tati)

11 years old; born in Canada, raised in LA

What was it like protesting for YG? A couple of people came up to me and asked me what we were doing, and I told them #bicketing for YG the rapper! A lot of people were cheering for us and taking pics n videos of us the whole time! They seemed pretty happy and supportive too! :)

Why do you think YG should win a Grammy? I think YG should at least be nominated because a lot of people really like him and he's pretty popular on the rap and hip hop scene! I love his song "My Haters"!!!!

Would you participate in a protest again? Yeah, I would do it again!!! I will always stand up for what I believe in.

What would you write on your sign? I would probably write..."Listen to the kids!!! We know what's UP!!!" ;)

Tatiana (aka Tati)
11 years old; born in Canada, raised in LA
Kingston

7 years old; from "America"

What was it like protesting for YG this weekend? It was amazing!!! People cheered for us and for YG, BECAUSE he didn't get the award this year!

Why do you think YG should win a Grammy? YG should of gotten a Grammy because it's a really good song on the radio a lot.

Would you participate in a protest again? Yes, if I believe in it and I really want to do it, I will participate.

Kingston
7 years old; from "America"
Micah

6 years old; Grand Terrace, CA

What was it like protesting for YG this weekend? It was like so fun.

Why do you think YG should win a Grammy? Cause he's good.

Would you participate in a protest? For what? Sports

What would you write on your sign? "CP3 MVP"

Micah
6 years old; Grand Terrace, CA
Andrew

9 years old; from "the lovely city of Los Angeles, California"

Why did you want to protest for YG? It was a way to let people know that even though he raps about the streets, his rap music is cool. His music makes me want to breakdance, pop lock, do flips, and rap.

Why do you think YG should win a Grammy? I think he should win a Grammy because he rocks !!! His music is cool, it is LA music. It just makes people want to groove and dance, and its on Power 106 a lot.

Would you participate in a protest again? For what? Yes I would, I would protest for the homeless people in my city and all over the world, the families in need if help. And of course I would do it for YG again:)

What would you write on your sign? My sign would say, "Let's help the homeless, they are humans, let's not turn our backs, let's make a change America"

Andrew
9 years old; from "the lovely city of Los Angeles, California"
Angelo

11 years old; Santa Clarita Valley, California

What was it like protesting for YG this weekend? It was definitely fun, interesting, and exciting. I would say that the most interesting part was getting kicked out the Grammy Museum, because it took us by surprise. It was a great experience and YG deserved it!

Why do you think YG should win a Grammy? I think YG should a Grammy, because he is my favorite artist and I believe that he has the best album of 2014. If he was even to be nominated, that would have been great; and if he would of been able to win the Grammy on live tv, that would have been even better.

Would you participate in a protest again? For what? Oh yeah, totally!! Hunger in different third world countries or even in my own home state.

What would you write on your sign? I would write on my signs "Don't leave the greatest rappers out" and "Feed the homeless."

Angelo
11 years old; Santa Clarita Valley, California
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Meet The Kids Behind The YG Grammy Protest