British singer-songwriter and a former member of the One Direction band slammed the Grammys board in a Tweet to his 30.6 million followers.
“F*** The Grammys and everyone associated,” he tweeted.
“Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there are no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary,”
The 28-year-old singer has never been nominated for the Grammys throughout his musical career as a solo artist and as part of One Direction.
Just a side note, the public does not vote for the Grammy awards, the Recording Academy has power in decision making.
While Malik’s former bandmate, Harry Styles, has been nominated for three different categories for his following songs: “Adore You,” “Fine Line,” and “Watermelon Sugar.”
In less than six hours, Zayn posted another explanatory tweet about what he previously said. He wrote,
“was not personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism, and networking politics to influence the voting process.”
My tweet was not personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism, and netwokring politics to influence the voting process
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 10, 2021
Zayn made his statement exactly five days before the 63rd annual grammy awards show.
This is not the first time celebrities criticize the Grammy’s selection process, as a matter of fact, a few months ago, the Weeknd also described the recording academy as “corrupt.”