Sunday, January 17, 2021

Canadian music star, Drake labels organisers of the Grammy Awards as corrupt

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Canadian superstar, Drake is making it clear that he has taken sides with his colleague, The Weeknd over his comment about the Grammy Awards.

This comes a day after The Weeknd tweeted that The Recording Academy is corrupt following his stunning absence from the 2021 Grammy nominations that were announced.

Drake said he was among many music fans who expected The Weeknd’s colossal 2020 album, After Hours, which featured songs like, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” to be a major awards contender.

Drake also tagged several other artistes who were ignored by the Academy, including Lil Baby, PartyNextDoor, Popcaan and the late Pop Smoke.

The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj were among those who reposted Drake’s message on their own Instagram pages.

Nicki had also shared her own frustrations about the Grammys this week.

The Recording Academy interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. released a statement later that day in response to The Weeknd’s remarks.

Mason also told Variety that he does not believe that the unexpected omission suggests that the voting process is flawed.