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    Here Are The Celebrities Who Have Called Out The Grammys This Year

    "The Grammys remain corrupt."

    The Grammys are this Sunday, and this year's awards have already had their fair share of criticism.

    Adele holds her Grammys
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    From the people who weren't nominated to the ones who definitely shouldn't have been, here are the celebs who have called out the 2021 Grammys:

    The Weeknd:

    The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency...

    Twitter: @theweeknd

    In possibly the most infamous snub in modern memory, The Weeknd was nominated for zero Grammys — despite having a record-breaking year. He later said in a statement to the New York Times that he will not submit his music for consideration again.


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    Expressing shock over The Weeknd's snub, Drake posted on his Instagram story and compared the Grammys to "a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can't change their ways."

    Wiz Khalifa:

    Yea that's a surprise but its politics. If you don't show up to their parties they don't throw your name around

    Twitter: @wizkhalifa

    Dubbing the awards the "Scammys," Wiz joined the list of celebs voicing frustration at The Weeknd's snub.

    Nicki Minaj:

    Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday

    Twitter: @NICKIMINAJ

    Back in 2012, the Grammy for Best New Artist went to Bon Iver over Nicki Minaj. Fast-forward to November 2020, when Nicki called out the Grammys for this snub — possibly in relation to The Weeknd controversy, but it's impossible to say.


    Halsey / Via Instagram: @iamhalsey

    In the wake of both The Weeknd's and Halsey's own record, Manic, receiving zero nominations, Halsey wrote, "The Grammys are an elusive process. It can be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine — with just enough handshakes and 'bribes' that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as 'not-bribes."

    Justin Bieber:

    Zayn Malik:

    Fuck the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.

    Twitter: @zaynmalik

    Zayn didn't hold back on his feelings about the Grammys earlier this week — later adding, "My tweet was not personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism, and networking politics to influence the voting process."

    Tiffany Haddish:

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    In an interview with Variety, Best Comedy Album nominee Tiffany said that she was asked to host the Grammy preshow without payment — and would even have had to pay for her own makeup, hair, and wardrobe. "I don't know if this might mean I might not get nominated ever again, but I think it's disrespectful."

    Teyana Taylor:

    Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category.

    Twitter: @TEYANATAYLOR

    Even though Teyana's latest album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart, she didn't receive any nominations. Subsequently, she called out how male the Best R&B category was — before announcing her retirement shortly after.

    Fiona Apple:

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    So Dr. Luke — aka the man Kesha alleges drugged and raped her — has a nomination under the name "Tyson Trax" as a producer on the Doja Cat song "Say So." Fiona Apple, who's nominated for three Grammys, told the Guardian, "Dr. Luke is nominated? They had [Kesha] up there singing 'Praying' and now they’re gonna go, 'Oh, but it’s Tyson Trax!'"

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