Halsey reacted to her Grammys snub by calling out the Recording Academy via an Instagram story on Saturday, Nov. 28. Halsey shared a lengthy message describing the problems she sees with the “elusive process” for selecting nominees and winners, even though she thinks the “post will blacklist [her].”
“The Grammys are an elusive process,” Halsey wrote. “It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes’. And if you get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show.”
Halsey added that she’s “THRILLED” for her friends who were nominated. She celebrated Phoebe Bridgers, who is nominated for multiple Grammys, including Best New Artist, with a tweet. Halsey also indicated in another tweet that she’d congratulated others privately.
The 63rd Grammy Awards are set to air on Jan. 31, 2021.
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