Hip-Hop superstar Drake has weighed in on the controversial 2020 Grammy nominations.
Posting to his Instagram story on Wednesday evening (Nov. 25), the Toronto rapper questioned the award show’s relevance after fellow Toronto native The Weeknd failed to receive any nominations for his critically acclaimed 2020 album “After Hours.”
The Canadian rap star took to social media to address the issue with his fans:
I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exist now and the ones that come after.Drake
He continued to explain that he thought The Weeknd was a certain bet for “Album Of The Year,” and that maybe it’s time for a new awards system to be created.
It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways. The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up overtime and pass on to the generations to come.Drake
Several artists have already lashed out at the recording academy, including The Weeknd, 50 Cent and Kid Cudi.