Drake shouldn’t be proud of the Recording Academy after a few of his favourite artists have been snubbed throughout nominations (Picture by Frazer Harrison/Getty Photographs)
The rapper has received 4 Grammys up to now however that hasn’t stopped him from being important concerning the Recording Academy previously.
Because the world reacted to the shocking information artists like The Weeknd – actual title Abel Teysafe – didn’t get a single nomination forward of subsequent years’ ceremony, Drake claimed followers ought to cease being ‘shocked’ by such outcomes.
He wrote in a prolonged publish: ‘I feel we should always cease permitting ourselves to be shocked yearly by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and simply settle for that what as soon as was the very best type of recognition could not matter to the artists that exist now and those that come after.
‘It’s like a relative you retain anticipating to repair up however they simply can’t change their methods. The opposite day I stated @theweekend was a lock for both album or tune of the yr together with numerous different cheap assumptions and it simply by no means goes that manner.’
He continued: ‘It is a nice time for anyone to start out one thing new that we will construct up over time and go on to the generations to return.’
The Weeknd has accused the Recording Academy of being ‘corrupt’ (Image: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
The God’s Plan hitmaker went on to shout out artists Lil Child, Pop Smoke, PartyNextDoor and Popcaan who he felt had additionally been ignored as he added: ‘too many lacking names to even title…’
His remark got here after the top of the Grammy Awards spoke out to refute The Weeknd’s declare the Recording Academy was ‘corrupt’.
The singer made the declare on-line as he wrote: ‘The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…’
Harvey Mason Jr, who’s the interim president and CEO of the Recording Academy, then responded in a statement to Billboard: ‘We perceive that The Weeknd is upset at not being nominated. I used to be shocked and might empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this yr was glorious.
‘We have been thrilled once we came upon he can be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we might have cherished to have him additionally carry out on the Grammy stage the weekend earlier than.’
He added: ‘To be clear, voting in all classes ended properly earlier than The Weeknd’s efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl was introduced, so by no means may it have affected the nomination course of.’
The Grammys is ready to happen on January 31, 2021.