Kanye West being removed from the Grammys performance roster prompted J. Prince to speak up.

The music executive took to Twitter to share some thoughts about the award show’s treatment of hip-hop over the years, nodding to Ye’s banishment as a recent example of the “control” the Grammys exercises over the genre.

“I’ve been watching the Grammys control and dictate our culture to their benefit up close and personal for the past 30 years that I’ve been in the music business,” Prince wrote.

In passing he mentioned Trevor Noah, who’s set to host this year’s show. The Daily Show host came forward following Yeezy losing his performance slot, saying he wanted to “counsel” the rapper, not “cancel” him. Ye’s performance was reportedly pulled due to “concerning online behavior,” which included acting aggressively toward Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, D.L. Hughley, Noah, and other celebrities online. 

Kanye’s comments about Noah prompted a rumor that the host had asked the Grammys to prohibit Ye from performing, which he said he “never” requested. Noah later clarified he wasn’t offended over West’s Instagram post, where he called the comedian a racial slur, leading to his IG account being suspended.

Read more in Complex.com.