The Weeknd Discusses Grammys Snub, Super Bowl Halftime Show in New Interview
The Weeknd is speaking out! After dominating 2020 and having one of the biggest years of his career, the R&B superstar is opening up in a new interview with Billboard about rescheduling his “After Hours” tour (due to Covid-19), the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the headline that caught everyone’s attention–the 2021 Grammys snub!
“Look, I personally don’t care anymore,” said Abel. “I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now, obviously. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again.” But the singer did point out something very interesting. “If you were like, ‘Do you think the Grammys are racist?’ I think the only real answer is that in the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won album of the year. I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.”
However, it seems as though the singer has moved on from this whole thing. With less than two weeks away from performing at the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, Abel and his team are focusing on just that. “We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience, and we want to do that with the Super Bowl.”
The Toronto native also mentioned that he plans on going on tour as soon as concerts can be held again, but he isn’t too sure if it will still be the “After Hours” Tour. “Is the tour going to be the After Hours tour still? Is it going to be this new album’s tour, with the same tickets?” I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Meanwhile we won’t be waiting too long for The Weeknd’s next project to drop–”The Highlights” is scheduled for release on February 5th.
Read the full interview here.