Artist “The Weeknd” (real name Abel Tesfaye) claimed the Grammys are “corrupt” after he did not receive any award nominations.
This artist wrote on Twitter “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
He added in a subsequent tweet “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!”
One Twitter user replied “So if you don’t get an award now you can actually start calling everything corrupt. What happened to, you just lost?”
So if you don’t get an award now you can actually start calling everything corrupt. What happened to, you just lost?
— Gianna Samone (@GiannaSamone) November 25, 2020
Earlier this year, The Weeknd, was one of many sports stars and celebrities to sign a petition to defund the police and invest in Black communities.
The petition, that was posted at “DefendingBlackLives.org” wrote
Black communities across the nation are mourning the deaths of George Floyd, tortured to death by Minneapolis police, Ahmaud Arbery, a jogger who was killed while running in a residential neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia, Breonna Taylor an EMT killed while asleep in her bed in Louisville,KY, Dreasjon Reed in Indianapolis and Tony McDade in Tallahassee. Their names are added to a devastatingly long list of Black people who have been killed at the hands of vigilantes or law enforcement. Not to mention the others whose names we don’t yet know, and may never know since they were killed without a camera recording it.
At the same time, the United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases. So far, more than 100,000 people — enough to fill a football stadium– have perished from the virus, with over one million cases confirmed, and those numbers don’t reflect all the people dying from virus-related illnesses. Black people are suffering disproportionately from COVID-19, four times more likely to die than their white neighbors.
JOIN US IN DEMANDING YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS TAKE THE PLEDGE TO:
- Vote no on all increases to police budgets
- Vote yes to decrease police spending and budgets
- Vote yes to increase spending on Health care, education and community programs that keep us safe.