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The Weeknd Still not Happy With New Grammy Rules

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The Grammy Awards recently restricted their entire process, eliminating the so-called Nominations Review Committees which could sort of overrule the voters. This wasn’t good enough for The Weeknd, presumably because he’s still not guaranteed to win, so he still won’t be submitting his music for consideration because you can’t lose if you don’t compete.

He told Variety he still thinks the process is corrupt.

“The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organization and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag,” he tells Variety, adding that he will continue to withhold his music from consideration for the awards. However, he does say that the move is “an important start.”

“I think the industry and public alike need to see the transparent system truly at play for the win to be celebrated, but it’s an important start,” he continues. “I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades. I will not be submitting in the future.”

The Grammys didn’t actually admit anything was corrupt about the Nomination Review Committees, and honestly, the Grammys are not a presidential election where the results have consequences and need to be free and fair; it’s the equivalent of an office party for musicians and the point fo the Grammys is to be a commercial and make more money for the record labels.

The Weeknd sounds a little bit like Donald Trump crying about a rigged election. Or, you know, your shitty friend who complains you cheated when you beat him at Super Smash Bros. Melee, only there’s no actual stakes for Grammy Awards, unlike in Smash.

Honestly, I think the only thing that would make him happy is if there was a Grammy for Best The Weeknd, but he’d probably lose that too.

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