The Recording Academy’s latest reveal of the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations, sparked such outrage and disappointment by both fans and artists alike as it excluded several prominent 2020 hits, which The Weeknd was sure to call them out for.

As reported yesterday, the organization’s chief Harvey Mason Jr. took to social media to explain the reasons but it seemingly wasn’t enough to sway the minds of critics and fans, as this has been a usual occurrence in recent times. 

Drake in defense of The Weeknd, took to Instagram to share his opinion on the matter: 

“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 artists that exist now and the ones that come after.

 “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’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.”

Then added: “This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”

This comes after The Weeknd took to Twitter to call out The Recording Academy and demanded they explain themselves to his fans and to the music industry.

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