He recently doubled down on that.
The Recording Academy recently shared a series of changes including the “secret” nomination-review that many hold to blame for The Weeknd not receiving a single nomination despite his single “Blinding Lights” and the single his 2020 album was named for, “After Hours,” being massive streaming hits and critically acclaimed.
“I think the industry and public alike need to see the transparent system truly at play for the win to be celebrated, but it’s an important start,” The Weeknd told Variety. “I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades. I will not be submitting in the future.”
A rep for the singer directed CNN to his comments to the two publications when asked for comment.
CNN has also reached out to the Recording Academy, the governing body for the Grammys, for comment.