After The Grammys snubbed The Weeknd with no nominations in the 2021 Grammy’s, Drake shows his support by posting a message for The Weeknd. Drake posts the message after the 2021 Grammy nominations snubbed the artist, The Weeknd. By posting the message “May No Longer Matter” Drake showed his support of The Weeknd. The “God’s Plan” rapper posted his message of support for The Weeknd on his Instagram Story on Wednesday, Nov. 25 after The Weeknd tweeted that The Recording Academy is “corrupt” following his stunning absence from the 2021 Grammy nominations that were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Drake’s thoughts on The Weeknd not being a part of the 2021 Grammys
Drake says that people should stop allowing themselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and the awards and just accept that once which was the biggest form of recognition will no longer matter to the current artists and the ones in the future. He compares The Recording Academy to a relative who keeps expecting to fix up but just can’t change their ways. Drake points out that he along with The Weeknd’s fans expected The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours, which featuring singles such as “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” to be one of the major awards contenders.
Drake’s message was reposted by The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj on their own Instagram pages. Nicki had also shared her own frustrations about the Grammys in the week . Recently the Weeknd tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and thus the industry’s transparency…”Later the day in response to The Weeknd’s remarks, the Recording Academy interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. released a press date.
Harvey says that they understand the disappointment The Weeknd is going through for not getting nominated. He adds that he was surprised and there to empathize with his feelings. The contribution of The Weeknd towards the music community is immense and he deserves everyone’s admiration.
Harvey also told Variety that he doesn’t believe that the unexpected omission suggests that the voting process is flawed.
Drake has won four Grammys in his amazing music journey, adding three nominations in 2021 brings his lifetime total to 47.
But he has previously acknowledged a lot of confusion about how the Grammy winners are chosen. In 2014, after Macklemore topped Drake, Kanye West, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Album, Drake told Rolling Stone that the foremost deserving choice doesn’t always win.
Lastly Drake mentioned in his statement that it might be racial or it might feel differently to people but nobody will ever see the real side of the industry and feel what an artist goes through.