Drake Says Grammys 'May No Longer Matter' After The Weeknd's Glaring Snub
Written by Black Voices on November 27, 2020
Simply maintain on, Drake has an answer.
The rapper wrote that the Grammy Awards “might now not matter” after fellow artist The Weeknd didn’t garner a single nomination for the upcoming awards present.
“I feel we should always cease permitting ourselves to be shocked yearly by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards,” the “Worst Habits” entertainer wrote on his Instagram tales after The Weeknd’s obvious snub on Tuesday.
Drake, who has tallied 47 Grammy nominations and received 4 instances, stated the folks ought to “simply settle for that what as soon as was the very best type of recognition might now 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,” Drake stated.
He had figured The Weeknd’s new album “After Hours” and smash hit single “Blinding Lights” have been “a lock for both album or track of the 12 months together with numerous different cheap assumptions and it simply by no means goes that means.”
“It is a nice time for any person to begin one thing new that we will construct up over time and cross on to the generations to come back,” Drake stated earlier than signing off.
The message resonated with Nicki Minaj, who reposted Drake’s story on her personal Instagram. Different artists, like Child Cudi and Elton John, shared their very own anger on the snub.
“Abel was robbed man this shits weak,” Child Cudi tweeted on Tuesday, referring to The Weeknd by his actual first title. John posted a photograph on Instagram of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” art work and added that the artist deserved Tune of the Yr and Document of the Yr in his “humble opinion.”
The Weeknd earlier this week known as out the Recording Academy, which places on the Grammys, for failing to acknowledge his fourth album. It presently holds the title of essentially the most streamed R&B album of all time.
“The Grammys stay corrupt,” The Weeknd stated on his social media accounts Tuesday. “You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency.”
He later posted that he’d been “collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks” with the awards present.
“In my view zero nominations = you’re not invited,” The Weeknd added.
Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s chair and interim president-CEO, advised CNN in a press release, “We perceive that The Weeknd is disillusioned at not being nominated.”
“I used to be shocked and may empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this 12 months was glorious, and his contributions to the music neighborhood and broader world are worthy of everybody’s admiration,” the assertion stated, later including: “Sadly, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists.”
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