Recap of the issue:
-Back in July 2020, Rina brought attention to the fact that she is ineligible for the BRITs and the Mercury Prize, which require British citizenship.
-Sawayama has lived in the U.K. since she was 5 years old and has ILR status, which is basically a permanent residency.
Today she revealed that the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the governing body responsible for the BRITs and Mercury Prize, has changed their rules after conversations with Sawayama.
-Those who have been a resident of the U.K. for 5+ years are now eligible.
Read Rina's statement below.
-Rina will now be up for the Rising Star Award at the BRITs to take place on May 11, 2021.
This queen deserves!
ONTD, have you ever successfully changed a racist's mind?
btw, it's my first post after lurking for 10+ years😅