Canadian Born musician, The Weekend, has slammed The Grammys hours after the 2021 nomination list was revealed.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Tuesday, The Weekend tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt,” he added, “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
The Weekend was excluded from the nomination list despite his album, After Hours performing exemplary on the airwaves. Additionally, The Weekend had two singles making in the top ten on the billboards charts and six songs making on the Billboard Global 200 list this year.
The Weekend, however, is not the only artist who called out the Grammys. The Canadian crooner, Justine Bieber and Nick Minaj also threw shades at the Grammys on their various social media platforms.
Taking to his official Instagram account, Justin Bieber said, “Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em.” He added, “Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms.”
“To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry” before breaking down why his album should not be classified as a pop record.
“I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album,” he wrote. “It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to do a project that would embody that sound. For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!”
He concluded by saying he “To be clear I absolutely love Pop music, but it just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains, and I am honored to be nominated either way.”
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Nick Minaj however, brought up a past issue where she had seven songs; unfortunately, the Grammy decided to award Bon Iver.
“Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had seven songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.” She tweeted.
Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020