The Weeknd to BOYCOTT Grammys forever after recent snub; Says they ‘favour artists with connections’

Updated on Mar 13, 2021 04:49 PM IST  |  257.5K
   
The Weeknd to BOYCOTT Grammys forever after recent snub; Says they ‘favour artists with connections’
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After being snubbed by the Grammys, The Weeknd is lashing out, once again! If you didn’t know, the Canadian singer’s After Hours was snubbed from the 2021 Grammys nominations list and he has revealed his intention to boycott the music award show forever because of it. The Weeknd‘s album and hits like Blinding Lights received critical acclaim and broken several records, and yet, he got absolutely no recognition from the Recording Academy.

 

Now, the crooner spoke to the New York Times and revealed that he will be boycotting the Grammys forever “because of the secret committees.” He added, “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.” The singer also made allegations that these committee members are “favouring artists with connections to academy board members.”

 

The Weeknd‘s manager, Wassim Slaiby, also spoke to the publication house and said they still don’t understand his lack of nominations. “We were many weeks and dozens of calls in with the Grammy team around Abel’s performance right up to the day of nominations being announced,” Wassim said. “We were scratching our heads in confusion and wanted answers.”

 

Back in November 2020 when the nominations were announced, Halsey also called out the award show. Questioning Grammys' credibility (whilst choosing her words carefully after considerable thought), on Instagram Stories, and addressing a lot of people's "extended sympathy and apology" due to her zero Grammys 2021 nominations, Halsey stated how the award ceremony is an "elusive process." Halsey pondered, "It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and "bribes" that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as "not-bribes." And if you get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show."

 

ALSO READ: Grammy head REACTS to The Weeknd calling the award show ‘corrupt’; Says he ‘empathizes’ with the singer

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Comments
Anonymous : You deserve better than this! No wonder Bruno Mars crawled his way in at the last minute....now we know how!!!
REPLY 1 6 months ago