Music legend Natalie Cole has blasted Grammy organizers for handing rehab-resistent crack addict Amy Winehouse five statues at Sunday night’s ceremony. A former cocaine addict herself, Natalie says Grammy voters were wrong to hand out prizes to such a bad role model.
“I think she has a great talent, but I don’t agree with the Grammys giving her those nods. I think it sends the wrong message, that even in the midst of her stupor of drugs she can get nominated for all these awards. It’s a slap in the face to musicians and artists who work very hard that they turn around and give it to someone who really obviously doesn’t have a grasp of what she has. I’ve been in this business over 25 years and I sacrificed five years of my own life on drugs and almost lost my life because of it. So I take great offense to almost see someone getting glory out of being in the position that they’re in – she needs to get her life together and embrace her craft.”
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