Artists often work hard for their art, especially musicians and singers, therefore not getting the recognition elicits a rather salty response from them. Miley Cyrus and Machine Gun Kelly are among the list of artists who have publicly responded to getting snubbed by the prestigious awards.
Some people can deal with loss and neglect of their art with more grace than others. Turns out, Megan Fox’s boyfriend is not one of them. The ‘Hotel Diablo’ rapper tweeted, “wtf is wrong with the grammys,” not leaving anything to the imagination regarding his grievance. He followed that tweet by another that read the lyrics to his song ‘Title Track’,
“i sold some tickets to come to see my downfall,
it sold out in minutes
i saw friends in the front row,” real smooth Kelly.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus was more subtle, less bitter and more thankful as she shared an article with a list of some legendary artists that have all been snubbed by the GRAMMYs with “In good company.” the caption to the link. The nominations have not all been snubs, however, as many legendary, diverse and other credible artists and their works have been nominated for different categories.
Speaking of credible works, Lil Nas X’s debut album has been nominated for the Album of the Year category, which includes songs that Miley Cyrus has worked on. Therefore, even if not nominated for any of her own records of album ‘Plastic Hearts’, Cyrus still might bag an award for the work she has done on ‘MONTERO’. Their special collaboration on the song ‘Am I Dreaming’, was very different from the ‘Old Town Road’ singer’s usual work, as fans shared how emotional it made them.
Cyrus and Kelly are not the only two artists who have been public about not getting nominated. The Weeknd and Zayn Malik are two artists who have not only been public about their disappointment with the award panel, the ‘Blinding Lights’ singer has also boycotted the GRAMMYs by not submitting his work after getting snubbed last year. In his statement, he said, “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated. I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”
While former English band, One Direction member Zayn Malik did not hold back as he wrote, “Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionery.”
He later clarified his stance in another tweet saying, “My tweet was not personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism, and networking politics to influence the voting process.”