Popular American musician, The Weeknd has vowed not to submit his music to Grammy Awards after he was shut out of the 2021 nominations.
This comes barely a few weeks after popular Rapper, Drake revealed that the Grammys were losing their relevance following this year’s nominations.
According to him, Drake said that he was among many music fans who expected The Weeknd’s colossal 2020 album ‘After Hours’, to be nominated but was exempted.
For this reason, The Weeknd, in a statement released to New York Times, revealed that he would no longer allow his label to submit his music to the Grammys from now on.
“Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.
“It’s obvious the system has been hijacked and people are being deprived the opportunity to celebrate their hard work,” he said
However, the academy’s interim chief executive Harvey Mason Jr., reacted to decision, saying that the organization will improve it’s awards process.
“We’re all disappointed when anyone is upset, but I will say that we are constantly evolving.
“We are going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees,” Mason said.