Drake is making it clear About the Grammy Awards, saying the awards show “may no longer matter,” just after The Weeknd called out the Recording Academy for being “corrupt.”
Drake took a moment on his Instagram Story on Wednesday to support The Weeknd. A day after The ‘Faith’ hitmaker tweeted that The Recording Academy is “corrupt” after it failed him in any category despite the latter’s global chart domination this year.
Drizzy wrote, “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once it was the highest form of recognition, may no longer matter to the artists that exist now. And the ones that come after,”
The ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ hitmaker continued, “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways, The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year. Along with countless other reasonable assumptions. And it just never goes that way.”
The 34-year-old rapper added, “This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”
In a separate story, Drake also tagged a number of other artists who were not nominated but he believes should have been including Lil Baby, Pop Smoke, Party Next Door, and Popcaan, saying “Too many missing names to even name…” Drake wrote.
Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd had publicly accused the Grammys of corruption on Twitter, After he received zero nominations despite his album After Hours is the year’s best-selling record in the US.
The ‘Heartless’ singer wrote, “The Grammys remain corrupt, you owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
In response to The Weeknd’s remarks, Mr. Harvey Mason Jr The interim president and CEO of the Academy. released a statement later that day
Harvey said, “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated, I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent. And his contributions to the music community. And the broader world is worthy of everyone’s admiration.”