Drake Slams Grammys After The Weeknd Snub

Written by on November 26, 2020

Drake is coming to The Weeknd’s protection.

Days after the “Binding Lights” crooner was surprisingly shut out of the nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, the Toronto rapper is voicing his ideas concerning the Grammys and the way the awards present continues to disappoint.

“I believe we must 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 best type of recognition could now not matter to the artists that exist now and those that come after,” Drake wrote on Instagram Tales. “It’s like a relative you retain anticipating to repair up however they only can’t change their methods.”

Like many, Drizzy thought The Weeknd can be a shoo-in for the foremost classes like Album or Music of the 12 months. “The opposite day I stated @theweeknd was a lock for both album or track of the yr together with numerous different cheap assumptions and it simply by no means goes that approach,” he added.

Drake on the Grammys

Drake on the Grammys

He additionally referred to as for the beginning of a brand new award present. “This can be a nice time for anyone to begin one thing new that we will construct up over time and go on to the generations to return.”

In a separate IG Story, Drake acknowledged Lil Child, Pop Smoke, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Popcaan, saying they too deserved recognition. “Too many lacking names to even title…” he stated.

Drake, who has gained 4 Grammys all through his profession, has had his points with the group previously. Final yr, whereas accepting the award for Greatest Rap Music, he seemingly took a shot on the Recording Academy.

“If there’s individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to see your reveals…You don’t want this proper right here…You already gained,” he stated.

The Weeknd put the Grammys on blast for shutting him out of all classes, regardless of the business and demanding success of his album After Hours.

“The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the business transparency…” he tweeted.

Others like Child Cudi additionally expressed their shock and disappointment after The Weeknd obtained zero nominations. “Abel was robbed man this shits weak,” he tweeted.

Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s chair, later addressed the snub. “We perceive that The Weeknd is upset at not being nominated,” he advised CNN. “I used to be stunned and may empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this yr was glorious, and his contributions to the music group and broader world are worthy of everybody’s admiration.”

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