Iggy Pop Says He Almost Rejected a Lifetime Achievement Grammy: ‘They Want Me to Be an Exhibit’

Iggy Pop got a Lifetime Accomplishment Grammy Grant in 2020 — an honor he almost would not acknowledge. In a new meeting with Exemplary Stone, the unbelievable previous Numbskulls frontman focused on standing up against the Recording Foundation when the establishment originally connected about giving him the sought after grant.

“The Grammys continued to need to converse with me on the telephone, and I continued to tell my administrator: ‘I would rather not converse with them. I can’t stand those individuals.

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They maintain that I should be a display in their exhibition hall or something,'” the 75-year-old performer, born James Newell Osterberg Jr., told the power source.

“Then when I at last addressed the woman from the Grammys two or after three months she said: ‘We’re giving you the Lifetime Accomplishment. Without you, there’s no Lil Nas X and there’s no Billie Eilish,'” reviewed Pop. With those words, the Recording Foundation delegate had the option to adjust the rocker’s perspective. “As per her, ‘You’re an immediate connection to the specialists that are at the highest point of our honors list this year,'” he made sense of. “So that is the thing one individual needed to say, and I’ll take that everything being equal.”

At the point when he got the Grammy Grant in mid 2020, Pop repeated a comparable feeling in a meeting with Individuals, noticing that he won’t acknowledge the honor until he learned it’d be introduced to him one way or the other. “I said, ‘I’m not conversing with them!’ It’s been, what? 50 years? No Grammy!” he said with a chuckle at that point. “In any case, they said, ‘You won.’

And I said, ‘Indeed, is there anything I need to do? Is it dependent upon anything?’ And they said, ‘No. It can never be changed.’ So I felt that was Fine. That was great.”

Pop had gotten awards previously, and in 2010 was enlisted into the Wild Corridor of Notoriety alongside his Chumps bandmates.

Be that as it may, winning endorsement from the Grammys? “[That’s] a harder container of fish to get into,” he said. He’s not by any means the only craftsman to endeavor to avoid an honor lately. Last year, Cart Parton endeavored to take herself off the voting form for a spot in the Rowdy Lobby of Notoriety after getting a designation — thinking she wasn’t the right fit as a nation star.

“When you discuss the Stone and Roll Lobby of Popularity,” the 76-year-old country legend told Individuals in November 2022, “couldn’t you imagine that ought to be for individuals in rock ‘n’ roll?” In any case, she in the end chose to acknowledge the honor “nimbly” — however not without promising to deliver a stone collection soon to show what her can do in the class.