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The Weeknd slams the Grammys again -- he was reportedly set to perform at this year's ceremony and the Super Bowl a week later

  • “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!” The Weeknd wrote on Instagram today, one day after calling the Recording Academy "corrupt" for his zero nominations. Here's why The Weeknd is upset, according to Variety's Jem Aswad: "Along with most of the rest of the world, The Weeknd’s team and Grammy organizers assumed that he would be one of the year’s biggest nominees and were in advanced discussions about his performance on the show. However, the negotiations became fraught when he was also offered the Super Bowl halftime spot, which takes place a week after the Grammys. Sources say the discussion became contentious and prolonged, but eventually it was agreed that he could perform on both shows — only to find out on Tuesday morning, along with the rest of the world, that he’d received no nominations at all. Not surprisingly, after weeks of laborious and doubtless expensive (considering that attorneys were probably involved) negotiations, the team’s reaction was said to be an exceedingly angry 'Are you kidding me?,' and suspected that the move was some form of revenge. However, that theory is complicated by the fact that sources say the two sides had come to an agreement and The Weeknd would be sure to draw many viewers to the show, so apart from pure spite, the Recording Academy would have no real motive to do such a thing."

    TOPICS: The Weeknd, CBS, The Grammy Awards, Super Bowl LV, Award Shows