Canadian-born singer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye professionally known as The Weeknd has revealed he will be boycotting future Grammy awards.
His decision comes after being snubbed for a nomination at the upcoming 2021 Grammys.
According to a report from The New York Times on Thursday, March 11, the artiste has revealed that he will no longer be submitting his music to the Record Academy for consideration.
“Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” he told the publication in a statement.
The Weeknd joins the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean and more who have spoken against the Grammys at one point for overlooking hip-hop and R&B artists in regards to nominations and wins.
The starboy hitmaker’s decision comes about three months after he called out the Grammys for failing to nominate his Billboard top-charting album, After Hours, or his track “Blinding Lights,” which spent 17 weeks on the Billboard Top 100 and peaked at No. 1.
“The Grammys remain corrupt, You owe me, my fans and the industry the transparency,” The Weeknd wrote in an Instagram post in November of 2020.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards airs on Sunday, March 14.