Fans of late pop singer Aaron Carter are outraged after he was not included in the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The emotional tribute paid homage to artists, composers, and music executives who have passed away in the past year and featured powerful performances from Sheryl Crowe, Kacey Musgraves, and Quavo.
According to Melanie Martin, the mother of Carter’s son, she is baffled by the Academy’s decision to leave him out.
“All Aaron ever wanted was for his music to be recognized,” she said. “This mistake is a slap in the face to his legacy and his son.” Melanie believes that the show needs to make amends, whether that be by honoring him next year or in some other way.
Although Carter never won or was nominated for a Grammy, he left a lasting impact on pop music.
His hit songs “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq” both charted on the Billboard Top 100, with “Aaron’s Party” reaching number 35 and “That’s How I Beat Shaq” reaching number 98.
Fans of the late singer have taken to social media to express their disappointment, with one writing, “Shame on the Grammys 2023!” and another saying, “Grammys is always picking and choosing.”
Another fan expressed they are upset, writing, “Yeah, I’m so upset right now about this. Like why was Aaron not included!!!”
Aaron Carter was found dead in his bathtub in November, last year.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is still waiting on results from the singer’s toxicology report to determine the official cause of death.
Carter never won a Grammy or was even nominated, his music has left a lasting impact on the pop genre.
Fans are rightfully upset that he was not included in the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2023 Grammy Awards, and believe that the show needs to make amends in some way to honor his legacy.