Normally, we would give less of a shit about what a white guy has to say about race. But since it's the president of the Recording Academy and the Grammys, we'll let our guy Neil Portnow cook for just a second. But only a second.

Basically, we all knew that Beyonce deserved more than two little Grammys this year for her incredible and innovative work on Lemonade. Offering her Best Urban Contemporary album and Best Video is a slap in the face for all the visual and sonic work she put it. But somehow, she was beaten out by Adele's 25 for the more notable awards like Album of the Year.

In a new interview with Pitchfork, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow has officially responded to concerns from both fans and artists alike that the Grammys have a problem with race. But rather than having a productive conversation, he decided to deny the claims.

"I don’t think there’s a race problem at all," he said."Remember, this is a peer-voted award...We don’t, as musicians, in my humble opinion, listen to music based on gender or race or ethnicity. When you go to vote on a piece of music—at least the way that I approach it—is you almost put a blindfold on and you listen."