The Weeknd posted a second missive to social media on Wednesday (Nov. 25), a day after he received a surprising zero nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Reports had been circling that The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) was in talks to perform at the 63rd annual awards show, which he confirmed in his follow-up statement, writing that he had been planning his performance with the Recording Academy "for weeks." He now interprets the snub -- despite his fourth album After Hours and its standout hit "Blinding Lights" smashing streaming and Billboard chart records -- as a direct "You're not invited!" message.
"Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!" he tweeted.