Zayn Malik Lashes Out & Says “F*ck The Grammys & Everyone Associated”
He later refuted claims that he was bitter about not being nominated.
We’re days faraway from Grammy Weekend, and while it doesn’t seem as festive as years prior thanks to COVID-19 concerns, dozens of artists and musicians are excited to find out if they’ll be taking home a coveted award. The anticipation is met with disdain from a faction of music fans who are upset about the list of nominees, particularly The Weeknd’s exclusion while his After Hours album has remained on the charts for nearly a whole year. The Recording Academy has given their statement on why The Weeknd wasn’t included, but the controversy caused a bigger conversation about the Grammys and their voting process to be had.
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik awakened and chose verbal violence with The Recording Academy on Tuesday (March 9) and tweeted his frustrations with the award ceremony. “F*ck the grammys and everybody associated,” wrote the singer. “Unless you greet and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”
Soon, Zayn was inundated with responses and other people began to debate if he was upset because his recently released album, Nobody Is Listening, is ineligible for consideration at this year’s show. After learning of the speculation, Zayn returned with an evidence regarding why he features a bone to select with one among the music industry’s most coveted awards.
“My tweet wasn’t personal or about eligibility but was about the necessity for inclusion and therefore the refore the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that makes and allows favoritism, racism, and netwokring politics to influence the voting process,” the new father added. It’s reported that neither Zayn nor his former band One Direction has been nominated for a Grammy.