Following his shocking shutout from this year’s nominations, the “Blinding Lights” singer has announced he will no longer submit his music to the Grammys, despite winning three awards at the ceremony in years past.
“Because of the secret committees,” The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye), 31, said in a statement to the New York Times Thursday, “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”
A rep for The Weeknd told USA TODAY that the singer has no further comment.
In response to The Weeknd’s statement, Harvey Mason Jr., interim president of the Recording Academy which oversees the Grammys, told the Times, “We’re all disappointed when anyone is upset.”
“But I will say that we are constantly evolving,” he added. “And this year, as in past years, we are going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees.”
The singer’s latest statement follows a string of comments he’s made against the awards show after he failed to pick up a single Grammy nod for his critically acclaimed “After Hours” album, which includes Top 100 hits “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”
Following his nominations snub in November, the singer opened up about his indifference for the awards show in a Billboard article published in January.
“I personally don’t care…