In case you didn't know, The Weeknd received zero nominations from the Grammys — despite having a record-breaking year. Pretty shortly after the nominees were announced, he took to Twitter:
“I use a sucker punch as an analogy,” he told Billboard. “Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt...I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’"
"We did everything right, I think. I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.”
“If you were like, ‘Do you think the Grammys are racist?’ I think the only real answer is that in the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won Album of the Year,” he continued.
“Look, I personally don’t care anymore,” he concluded. “I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now, obviously. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again."
Welp, at least we'll be getting some more Weeknd content soon at the Super Bowl!