The Weeknd has finally broken his silence on the controversial Grammy snub in a recent interview, Referring the grammy snub to a “Sucker punch.”
Interviewing to Billboard, The Weeknd, Real name Abel Tesfaye, revealed that he felt more chaotic than sad or angry about the snub. “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just 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?’” The Weeknd stated.
He went on saying, “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.” Not being nominated led The Weeknd to receive texts from “people I haven’t spoken to in ages, the entire music community, all my peers” voicing their concerns.
Three-time Grammy Winner revealed that all the Grammies and other music accolades don’t matter to him now. “Look, I personally don’t care anymore. 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,” he explained. “I suck at giving speeches anyways. Forget awards shows.”
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