Drake, Nicki Minaj Call for ‘Something New’ in Wake of The Weeknd’s Shocking GRAMMY Snub

Published: Wednesday 25th Nov 2020 by Rashad

From puzzle to surprise and outrage, music lovers the world over continue to express disappointment in the Recording Academy after the 2021 GRAMMY nominations were unveiled and showed no mention of The Weeknd – an artist whose 2020 blockbuster album, ‘After Hours,’ made history for its sales and impact.

While the organization’s chief Harvey Mason Jr. has taken to press multiple times to confirm the decision to omit the singer (born Abel Tesfaye) from the nod list was nothing personal or related to his commitment to the 2021 Super Bowl, his statements on behalf of the organization have done little to quell the hoopla surrounding Tesfaye’s shut out.

After Abel and his manager spoke out about the injustice (as we reported here), fellow artists took to their platforms in his defense as well. Chief among them is Nicki Minaj and Tesfaye’s on-and-off again friend Drake – both of whom have been vocal about their own snubs in the past.

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Taking to Instagram Wednesday (November 25), Drake spoke highly of his ‘The Zone’ co-star via a lengthy story post.

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“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” Drake said in the post to his Instagram story. “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways. 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.”

He added, “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.”

Minaj co-signed her Young Money brother’s sentiment by reposting it to her IG stories as well.

The demand for reform and improvement continues a trend the GRAMMYs has been rocked with for the past few years.  In addition to calls for more female representation across major fields (in positions of power within the Recording Academy and among artist nominations), the organization has also been blasted with claims of racial bias, insensitivity to gender neutrality, and more.

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  1. Nicky November 25, 2020

    STFU

    These people are entitled millionaires who are insensitive and lack any form of social intelligence

    There’s a pandemic that’s killing millions of people and jobs and you’re crying and complaining about a trophy to feed your ego?

    Disgusting

    • About that life November 26, 2020

      You IDIOT, the Grammy’s suppose to reward the best of the best for a given year, thats not happening anymore, its has outlived its relevancy in the industry which has been clearly highlighted by the Weeknds’s snub. Im not a gan of his but he was the most dominant force this year, not even Taylor could compare. They have consistently shown bias and being out of touch. There was time when you won a Grammy you earned it, now its standingbis cheapen, ppl like Alicia keys, beyonce, and others have these awards in the teens and twenties like if its a dime store product. Sorry, either change or be replaced.

  2. Clarks0o0ñ November 25, 2020

    Remember the source awards?

    Too bad yall didnt know how to act at this award show.
    Even the bet awards, yall always fighting at these awards shows acting ghetto as hell.

    Embarrrazzzzing

  3. Clarks0o0ñ November 25, 2020

    Beyonce didnt deserve those 9 grammy nominations

    They want her to show up to boost ratings but this show will tank HARD.

    • tyty November 25, 2020

      You claimed Beyoncé wasn’t relevant and it is a flop how can a flop boost ratings? She can’t be irrelevant and relevant at the same time. You’re such a moron. Cumillla is a flop w**** it’s about time you accepted that? Her slack jaw working overtime taking loads for hits has come to an end and you will deal.

      • Pat November 25, 2020

        But she won’t boost their ratings. This just shows how outdated the Grammys are that they think otherwise

      • Clarks0o0ñ November 25, 2020

        @pat

        Leave the idiòt

        Beyonce is not a draw anymore, this is something people haven’t realized anymore

        Even adele brings in more reviewers than beyonce.

        Adele Scores Big Ratings for “Saturday Night Live” with 5 Million Viewers, Up 41% in the Key Demo

        “Saturday Night Live ratings soar with Adele as the host”

        Even Rihanna is a bigger draw than beyonce

      • tyty November 25, 2020

        You claimed they want her to “show up to boost ratings” which implies she boosts ratings. Do you not know how to comprehend the meaning behind your words? For years whenever Beyoncé performs the ratings go up during her performances that’s a fact. You pulled SNL Ratings out your ass when was the last time Beyoncé was even on SNL. Adele pulled in ratings because people thought she was releasing new music. When all else fails you haters never fail to pull Adele 😂😂. Rihanna? Rihanna? When her and Beyoncé performed for VMAS Beyoncé performance drew in more ratings to the point where MTV had to take down the performance so people actually pay attention to Rihanna who was being honoured that night. Unlike you and your fantasies I can pull up receipts. If Beyoncé wasn’t a draw y’all wouldn’t be wishing for low ratings and having meltdowns at her performing. Try again dumbass. I’m stay on that neck calling you out of your b******* lies. Till you shut that asshole you call a mouth. Spewing s*** every time.

      • Clarks0o0ñ November 25, 2020

        “Unlike you and your fantasies I can pull up receipts. ”

        Then why didn’t you pull them?
        😂😂

        All this talk no receipts to back them up.
        😂
        Atleast I gave u receipts to back my points. 💅

        If beyonce was such a draw, it will reflect in her streaming numbers and sales but it isnt

        Rihanna, gaga, adele are not from the streaming era, but their old songs released in the early 2010s are approaching 1 billion streams each.

      • Clarks0o0ñ November 25, 2020

        “When her and Beyoncé performed for VMAS Beyoncé performance drew in more ratings ”

        Bìtch do u know what ratings are?
        😂😂

        Twitter conversations are not ratings.
        Likes and retweets are not ratings

        After performing for 15 minutes straight at the vma’s none of the songs she performed entered the top 10 on the charts.

  4. tyty November 25, 2020

    Are these people not embarrassed no grace or social etiquette. Nicki will never be nominated for Grammys she has been blackballed for years now no amount of hootering and hollering will change that. Drake he said f*** the Grammys years ago so why does it matter? The weekend did deserve nominations but the attack on Grammys probably means he also is blackballed. I mean there is soul train awards and BET it’s not like y’all can’t give them prestige again. Prince, MJ, Whitney,Mariah all arguably better artists who haven’t been recognised by the Grammys like they should have that didn’t stop their legacies. Bunch of whining p****** because their gigantic egos have been deflated.

  5. #WAP November 25, 2020

    All of them can STFU and retire tbh

  6. Artemis__ November 26, 2020

    So basically you wrote a whole article just to say Nicholas reposted what Drake said. 🤣

  7. TORi November 26, 2020

    The Weeknd and others are doing the most for an album that’s been blown over and is not even considered one of his best for acknowledgement from an award show that openly and unapologetically caters to white artist of every genre. These are the same artist that cry for change, equal acknowledgement and “lets build our own table if they won’t give us a seat” ONLY when they don’t get the nominations or awards they feel entitled to. Had he been nominated for atleast one award, none of this would be going on. Support these black awards shows that nominate your ass and you don’t even acknowledge them or show up, because the Grammys are not kissing your asses the way they do yet you called ghetto and beneath you.

  8. HOWYOULIKEIT November 26, 2020

    Beyonce lost AOTY twice because of this system

  9. PinotNoir November 27, 2020

    Where were these two when Rihanna won Best R&B female for “Work”–a record more trap dancehall than R&B–besting Tamar’s “Love And War”? Oh, loose lips was featured (therefore won) and loose hips was busy with Meek.

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