“The Grammys remain corrupt,” he tweeted after the nominations were announced in November, making the first attempt at the Recording Academy’s voting process. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency …”
His tweet opened the floodgates for artists to express their frustrations.
Teyana Taylor called out that the Best R&B Album category had no female nominees while Zayn Malik tweeted, “F-k the Grammys and everyone involved. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there is no nomination consideration. Next year I’ll send you a basket of candy.”
Halsey, who has been nominated twice as a featured artist, spoke out after her nudge against alleged “bribes” and other business matters that are part of the nomination game.