Former One Direction lead singer Zayn Malik has joined the ranks of critics for the Grammy Awards. The British singer said that only those who placate the jury with gifts would be nominated.
On his Twitter account, Zane posted a rather harsh message to the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which established the award. The artist has not yet received a single Grammy nomination and decided to express his position on the eve of the awards ceremony.
“F*ck the Grammy and everyone associated with it. Until you shake hands with them or send them gifts, there will be no nominations, ” an angry Zane wrote.
The artist wrote that he was ready to follow the unspoken rules. He even decided to bribe academy members with gifts to receive the coveted statuette.
“Next year I will send you a whole basket of sweets,” the singer promised ironically.
When the preliminary list of Grammy nominees became known, a scandal erupted in the musical environment. The list did not include some of the artists to whom critics predicted not only a nomination, but also a victory.
The Weeknd singer and Nicki Minaj were also accused of corruption. The artist demanded to make the selection system for nominees more transparent.