The Weeknd remains 'uninterested' in the Grammys despite changes to nomination selection process

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Even though the Recording Academy announced that it would be scrapping its controversial Grammy nomination review committee, The Weeknd has made it clear that he still will not be submitting his work for consideration in future.

The Canadian singer called the Grammy's "corrupt" in a 2020 tweet after receiving zero nominations for the 2021 ceremony. Leading up to the event, which took place in March, the Blinding Lights singer revealed that he would be writing off the Grammys for good.

Now, in a statement to Variety, following the changes to the Grammys' selection process, which many artists, including Zayn Malik, have been vocal about, The Weeknd says he's still not interested in taking part.

"The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organisation and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag," he tells the publication, adding: "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."

About whether he will submit music for the 2022 Grammy Awards, the singer says: "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."

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