The ongoing drama between The Weekend and The Grammys is far from over.
In his latest tweet regarding The Grammys, The Weekend lashes out at the organization for being snubbed in Grammy nominations.
“Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!” The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, tweeted on Wednesday. At the time of writing, the tweet has over 270 000 likes.
“You deserve a nomination more than Taylor,” reads one of the most upvoted replies. “She did nothing exceptional this year.”
The angry post, in which the 30-year-old equates receiving no Grammy nominations to not being invited to the virtual event, follows his Tuesday accusation that the coveted music industry awards “remain corrupt” and “owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”
Despite his album “After Hours” having two number one hits — “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” — The Weeknd, who is a three-time Grammy winner, was not nominated in any category this year, it was revealed after the nominations were announced Tuesday.
The interim chief of the Grammys told Variety that the omission wasn’t intentional and who gets nominated “really just comes down to the voting body that decides. We have eight nomination slots to fill in, five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.”
Regarding the controversy on why The Weekend wasn’t nominated and whether it was because of the genre, he said, “We look at it every year and make tweaks and revisions to the process; we did it this year, last year, we’ll do it next year. And I don’t think this calls it into question, honestly,” he said. “The process is there so we can continue to monitor excellence.”