The Weeknd Looks Back on Grammys Scandal: ‘I Never Want to Know What Happened’


It was one of the biggest stories in music last year: The Grammys snubbed The Weeknd, failing to nominate him for any awards, despite his After Hours album topping charts, breaking records, and defining the 80s-pop-throwback genre with “Blinding Lights.”

So needless to say, he was pretty upset. Born Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd ended up raging against the Recording Academy, deciding that he would never submit his music for awards ever again.

And he’s sticking to that decision!

He recently spoke with GQ Magazine, where he re-visited the controversy. “When it happened, I had all these ideas and thoughts [about why],” Abel admitted. But now that some time has passed, he’s in a different mindset: “I just don’t care…. I’m glad that I can make music and not have to think about that. I’ll never be in that conversation ever again.”

Read his full conversation with the magazine here.

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