THE Weeknd slammed the “corrupt” Grammys and mentioned they “owe him” after he walked away with zero nominations.
The singer’s newest album After Hours that includes the smash hit Blinding Lights has acquired rave evaluations.
The Weeknd referred to as the Grammys ‘corrupt’ after the singer didn’t obtain a single nomination for his newest album After HoursCredit score: Getty Photographs
‘You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…’ he addedCredit score: Instagram / @theweeknd
The 30-year-old took to Twitter hours after the nominations had been introduced and wrote: “The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…”
Nevertheless, negotiations had been tough, and whereas a deal was reached the place the Weeknd – actual title Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – may carry out at each occasions, the method of all of it could have price him nominations.
An insider instructed the outlet that “there’s rising suspicion Abel’s choice to carry out at this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl price him Grammy noms as a result of the bitter back-and-forth talks pissed off Grammy honchos.”
A supply instructed TMZ that The Weeknd tried to succeed in a deal to carry out each on the Grammys and subsequent 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl – negotiations that will have price him nominations Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The entertainer shocked followers on the 2020 American Music Awards when he carried out along with his face coated in bandagesCredit score: 2020 Latin Recording Academy
The Recording Academy’s interim president and CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., spoke concerning the Weeknd not incomes any nominations.
After stating it is exhausting to foretell the voters’ choices, Harvey instructed the Associated Press: “You understand, there’s so many nominations and there’s solely so many slots, it’s actually powerful to foretell what the voters are going to vote for in any given 12 months. I attempt to not be too shocked.”
Harvey additionally launched a statement after the musician slammed the academy, explaining some that “sadly, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists.”
He continued: “We perceive that The Weeknd is disenchanted at not being nominated. I used to be shocked and may empathize with what he’s feeling.”
Justin Bieber was additionally not pleased with the Grammys’ choices as he additionally referred to as them on on InstagramCredit score: 2020 Latin Recording Academy
His followers additionally noticed him with a bloodied face for the 2020 MTV VMAs and earlier than that, in his music video for Blinding Lights.
The Weeknd wasn’t the one star who was did not obtain a lot consideration from the Grammys as Roddy Wealthy and Lil Child additionally did not get kudos.
And whereas Justin Bieber’s acquired a nomination for Pop rather than R&B album, he made certain to additionally categorical how he felt concerning the state of affairs.
All this comes after Kanye West peed on a Grammy awardCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
‘Belief me…I will not cease’ he captioned the now notorious tweetCredit score: Twitter
He wrote on Instagram: “I got down to make an R&B album. Adjustments was, and is, a R&B album. It isn’t being acknowledged as an R&B album which may be very unusual to me.
Justin added: “Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are simply my ideas take em or depart em.
“Thanks to the individuals who fought for me to even have any noms.”
The Grammys chaos comes simply two months after Kanye West, who was nominated for best contemporary Christian music album for Jesus Is King, peed on the award.
The now notorious tweet got here after the controversial rapper put document label Common on blast, alleging he had signed over 10 contracts with the label and that they’d tried to “bury him alive.”
Kanye’s rival Taylor Swift was nominated six instances for her album Folklore.