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Halsey Calls Grammy Awards An Elusive Process, Says It’s All About “Knowing The Right People”

Halsey is the latest artist to call the Grammy Awards out following the nominations announcement last week. It comes after The Weeknd, Drake, and Justin Bieber aired grievances with the awards.

Taking to Instagram stories, the Manic artist said, “I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations.”

“The Grammys are an elusive process,” she wrote.

“It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning though the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes.”

“[The Weeknd] deserves better, and Manic did too. Perhaps it’s unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore.

“While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency and reform. But I’m sure this post will blacklist me anyway.”

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Halsey joins The Weeknd, who tweeted, ““he Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”

The tweet was in reference to not receiving any nominations for After Hours, or ‘Blinding Lights’.

Drake then backed him up.

He said, “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards.”

You can find all the Grammy Awards nominees here.

Listen to Halsey’s ‘Without Me’ below.

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