The Weeknd continues venting on Twitter over Grammys snub
The Grammys versus Weeknd drama is much from “over now.”
In his newest tweet lashing out on the Recording Academy, the singer isn’t backing down over being snubbed in Grammy nominations.
“Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited? In my view zero nominations = you’re not invited!” The Weeknd, whose actual title is Abel Tesfaye, tweeted on Wednesday. The tweet has racked up greater than 105,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon.
“You deserve a nomination greater than Taylor,” reads one of many most upvoted replies. “She did nothing distinctive this 12 months.”
The offended put up, during which the 30-year-old equates receiving no Grammy nominations to not being invited to the digital occasion, follows his Tuesday accusation that the coveted music trade awards “stay corrupt” and “owe me, my followers and the trade transparency.”
Regardless of his album “After Hours” having two primary hits — “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” — The Weeknd, who’s a three-time Grammy winner, was not nominated in any class this 12 months, it was revealed after the nominations had been introduced Tuesday.
Recording Academy interim chief Harvey Mason Jr. advised Selection that the omission wasn’t intentional, and who will get nominated “actually simply comes right down to the voting physique that decides. We’ve got eight nomination slots to fill in, 5 in others, and the voters vote for his or her favorites. It’s actually attention-grabbing, although.”
As as to if The Weeknd wasn’t nominated as a result of the voting physique couldn’t decide if the singer’s music ought to be categorized as pop or R&B, Mason responded that the committee will revise the method sooner or later — however not in response to the controversy with The Weeknd. “We have a look at it yearly and make tweaks and revisions to the method; we did it this 12 months, final 12 months, we’ll do it subsequent 12 months. And I don’t suppose this calls it into query, truthfully,” he mentioned. “The method is there so we will proceed to observe excellence.”
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