Halsey, Drake & Elton John Join The Weeknd’s Grammy ‘Corruption’ Protest
In the aftermath of The Weeknd‘s public denunciation of the Grammys over its snubbing of his latest studio album, After Hours, a new wave of celebrities have taken to social media to express their own outrage. Most notably, the pop star Halsey has accused the Recording Academy of a new crime: accepting bribes.
In response to her own Grammy nomination snub as well as the Weeknd’s public calling out of the Recording Academy, Halsey took to Instagram and wrote in her story, “The Grammys are an elusive process. It can often be about behind-the-scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshake and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not bribes.'” Her harsh words seeming to agree with the allegations of corruption The Weeknd made earlier last month.
Canadian rapper Drake confirmed his thoughts on both artist’s nomination struggles on Instagram posts of his own. The four-time Grammy winner wrote, “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways,” he claimed. “The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other 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.”
With sparser with words, Sir Elton John agreed with Drake and called “Blinding Lights” the song of the year while stating that After Hours was the album of the year in a post with an image of The Weeknd.