The interim chief of the Grammy Awards, Harvey Mason Jr., has denied any connection to failed negotiations for The Weeknd to perform at this year’s ceremony and nomination events.
This year’s Grammy Award nominations have already stirred up more noise than any in recent memory; so much so that interim chief Harvey Mason Jr. felt the need to publicly respond to The Weeknd calling the whole process out for corruption.
The R&B superstar’s comments came after he was shockingly shut out from any nominations despite having one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums of the year.
Citing growing competition in all genres, with an astounding 23,000 record entries, Mason said The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated as Mason was also surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling.
Mason is also denying a report by TMZ that Grammy brass effectively gave The Weeknd an ultimatum which is to either perform at the Grammys or the Super Bowl.
The two events are set for back-to-back weekends on CBS January 31 and February 7