“The Grammys are racist” – The Weeknd responds to Grammy Snub
The Weeknd has poured out the trauma of his recent Grammy snub. The sadness, confusion and the madness he had fell into, when he found out he was completely ignored by the Grammys this year, despite his efforts.
“We did everything right.”he said
While discussing the reasons behind his Grammy snub, in a new interview with Billboard. The Weeknd opened up on his emotional state, reacting to the whole saga.
“I use a sucker punch as an analogy, Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt…”The Weeknd said
“I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’ We did everything right, I think. I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.”He added
The Weeknd also revealed his thoughts about the organization behind the Grammy Awards. Employing paralipsis into his speech, The Weekend said the Grammys are racist, revealing that he just didn’t want that to be his case.
“If you were like, ‘Do you think the Grammys are racist?’ I think the only real answer is that in the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won album of the year,” he saidhe said
“I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.”he added
The Weekend, who made an outstanding performance last year, with potential tracks like Blinding Lights and Heartless, from the “After Hours” album, made a reiteration of the words of some other artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and many other artists who have been reacting to the Grammys prejudice.