Halsey has bigger fish to fry these days, like raising her first-born child.
These days the “Manic” singer is juggling motherhood, being an award-winning singer and running a beauty business.
So, yeah her priorities and worries lie in many different places and one of those places is NOT the Recording Academy.
In an interview with Billboard on Thursday, October 21, Halsey opened up about her thoughts on her new album being recognized by the Grammys.
Will the Grammys recognize Halsey?
Halsey dropped “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” earlier this year and released a film of the same name as well.
With everything they accomplished prior to giving birth, one would think she is destined for a Grammy nomination, heck, maybe even an Oscar nomination.
Well, if Halsey can’t have a Grammy, she doesn’t give a damn.
Quite Frankly Grammys, I Don’t Give A Damn!
When asked by the outlet if they cared about getting recognition from the Recording Academy, Halsey replied, “I think… (Pauses.) I don’t care.”
They explained, “The most important thing to me is that it continues to have a life and continues to grow and burns and burrows slowly with the audience instead of coming in fast and burning out just as fast, like most records seem to do these days.”
Halsey added, “Longevity can’t be manufactured.” They continued to say that when the work/art becomes about awards, accolades and recognition, it stunts their ability to produce their “best art.”
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“I have one leg pretty deep into this industry at this point. I’m not a veteran, but I’m certainly not just starting out either. When I concern myself with awards, it stops me from making the best art that I possibly can,” the “Closer” singer said. “But should the album be recognized for what it is — which is a singular piece of art and a once-in-a-generation collaboration between very different artists and very similar people? I think that would be nice.”
Halsey did have issues with the Grammys in 2020 after their album “Without Me” was not included in the award ceremony.
In an Instagram Story they wrote, “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.'”
I don’t do bribes…
“It’s not always about the music or quality or culture,” they concluded. “While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency or reform. But I’m sure this post will blacklist me anyway.”