Singer Halsey is blasting the ‘Grammy Awards’ and the business behind it by accusing the organization of accepting ‘bribes’ and holding artists in ‘exclusive’ contracts to perform on the show in order to be nominated.
The singer made the allegations in a scathing post on Instagram, where she accused the organization of only nominating artists if the right hand-shakes and back-alley deals are done to ensure success.
“The Grammys are an elusive process,” she began, before lighting them up for needing more ‘transparency or reform.”
See The Brutal Post…
Halsey took to her Instagram stories to hammer the Grammy process, saying, “It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with just the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambitious enough to pass as ‘not-bribes.’ And if you get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show.”
She Wasn’t Done Yet…
The singer continued, “Perhaps sometimes it is (!!) but it’s not always about the music or quality or culture. Just wanted to get that off my chest. @theweeknd deserves better, and Manic did too [shrug emoji] perhaps it’s unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore. 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.”
Halsey’s message came on the heels of The Weeknd calling out the organization after not receiving any nominations for 2021.
See His Brutal Reaction…
“The Grammys remain corrupt, You owe me, my fans, and the industry transparency,” The Weeknd tweeted.
According to reports, The Weeknd claims he was given an ultimatum to either perform at the Super Bowl or The Grammy’s and feels he may have been cut out of the nominations due to his decision.
After negotiating with the Grammy’s bosses, apparently, the group agreed to allow him to perform at both events — but the situation got a bit heated, TMZ reported.
As for why the heated exchange, the site reports it might have been the organization’s “fear of duplicate performances,” as CBS is airing the two shows only one week apart in February.
The Grammy’s have yet to respond to the allegations.
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020