Halsey says the Grammys nominations are 'about handshakes and bribes'

Lawrence Kim
December 1, 2020

After not being considered for this edition, the 26-year-old artist turned to her Instagram stories to point out that music awards have unfair practices.

Halsey has added her name to the list of celebrities who have taken issue with the 2021 Grammys nominations. "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 ambiguoud enoigh to padd as 'not bribes, '" Billboard quoted Halsey, as saying.

Halsey further said that "committing to exclusive TV performances" is the only way artistes could secure Grammy nominations, more than the music itself.

'Perhaps sometimes it is (!) but it's not always about the music or quality or culture, ' Halsey alleged. "[The Weeknd] deserves better, and Manic did too, perhaps it's unbecoming of me to say so but I can't care anymore".

Halsey finished, 'But I'm sure this post will blacklist me anyway'.

She accused the Grammys of "egregious conflicts of interest, improper self-dealing by Board members and voting irregularities with respect to nominations for Grammy Awards, all made possible by the "boys" club' mentality and approach to governance at the Academy" in her legal complaint.

And now pop singer Halsey has made a statement about the Grammys, referencing The Weeknd's snub and also the fact that her album Manic also missed out on any nods.

"Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists".

The chart-topping star didn't receive any nominations for the 2021 awards, and he subsequently took to Twitter to express his anger. She led the wave with nine nominations while fellow women in music, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa, received six nominations each. You owe transparency to me, my fans and the industry " Wrote the singer of" Blinding lights "and" Can't feel my face "on Instagram.

The previously two-time nominated musician said that she is "thrilled" for this year's nominees but asks that moving forward there is "more transparency or reform" in the process.

Following the controversy, The Recording Academy Acting President and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. responded to The Weeknd's indictment.

"We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated".

As mentioned before, Halsey's reaction to the Grammy snub comes after The Weeknd also spoke up.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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