Drake, Elton John, Charlie Puth Speak Out About The Weeknd’s Grammy Snub
Despite the critical and commercial success of hit song “Blinding Lights” and the album After Hours, the Weeknd didn’t receive a single Grammy nomination this year. He’s pretty pissed about it, accusing the Grammys of being “corrupt.” And it seems like plenty of other artists agree, judging by the outcry on social media.
“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 was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” Drake wrote on his Instagram story.
“It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways,” he continued. “The other day I said @TheWeeknd was a lock for either Album or Song of the Year along with reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. 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.”
Elton John concurs. “In my humble opinion…… Blinding Lights Song of the Year Record of the Year @theweeknd #GrammySnub,” he captioned a post on Instagram. “Abel was robbed man this shits weak,” Kid Cudi added. Charlie Puth, hungies for justice, tweeted, “How the fuck did blinding lights not get nominated lol.”