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The Weeknd Still Not Being Asked to Participate in Grammys 2021, Interim Chief Confirms

The 2021 Grammys were postponed from January 31, 2021 to March 14, 2021, and the interim Grammy chief Harvey Mason Jr. has given an interview about the move.

The change was made due to rising Coronavirus cases in the United States and specifically, in the Los Angeles area.

“Doing it on January 31st, with the numbers and what was happening in L.A., just didn’t feel like the right move,” he said to Variety.

If you don’t remember, The Weeknd, who had one of the biggest albums of the year with Blinding Lights, was shut out of the nominations. At the time, The Weeknd called out the Grammys as corrupt. He also claimed the Grammys and him had been planning a performance for weeks at the time of the snub.

Now, Harvey was asked if The Weeknd would be more involved in the show now after all this controversy. He responded, “Not that I’m aware of.”

SAG Awards Producers Release Statement After Grammys Producers Choose Same March 2021 Date for Show

The 2021 Grammys were postponed this week due to the Coronavirus and it was announced that music’s biggest night would kick off on March 14, 2021 instead. However, there’s already another awards show that night: the 2021 SAG Awards.

Now, the SAG Awards has released a statement on the apparent snub by the Grammys producers to choose a date they had chosen back in July 2020 when they postponed from January 2021.

“We are extremely disappointed to hear of the conflicting date, March 14th, announced today for this year’s Grammy Awards telecast,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement to TV Line. “We announced the same date for the SAG Awards last July with the intent to give the greatest possible scheduling consideration for other awards shows. We expect the same consideration from sister organizations throughout the industry.”

Usually, awards season kicks off in January with a slew of shows between January and late February/early March. Now, the first awards show this year, the 2021 Golden Globes, will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and large gatherings are unable to take place.

Recording Academy Picks March 14 For Rescheduled 2021 Grammy Awards

The 2021 Grammy Awards officially have a new air date.

The Recording Academy announced earlier today that the ceremony would be delayed due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles at this moment.

“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021,” a statement read, via Variety.

It continues, “The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do.”

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show. We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.”

The Grammys were initially set for January 31 with Trevor Noah as host.

If you haven’t seen, check out all the nominees for the awards this year…

Grammys 2021 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2021 Grammy Awards were supposed to take place on January 31, but unfortunately, the annual music awards show has been postponed due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

Variety confirmed that the show will not take place in January, and are saying they could potentially happen in March of 2021, but no date has been clearly set at this time.

The publication also cites that the Recording Academy and CBS have “faced many challenges in how safely to stage an event on the scale of the Grammys.” Usually, there are 18,000 people in attendance at music’s biggest night.

Coronavirus cases are surging across the country. At the time of this posting, Los Angeles county has seen 827,498 cases of Coronavirus and positive tests are trending upwards. The Grammys were supposed to take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Be sure to check out the full list of nominees for the 2021 Grammys.

Lil Wayne Calls Out 2021 Grammys, Says He's Not Involved Or Invited This Year

Lil Wayne seems to be calling out the Recording Academy and the 2021 Grammys.

“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me, my musik, or just another technicality? I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio,” Lil Wayne tweeted on Sunday (December 20).

The Grammys has been wrought with controversy the past few weeks ever since the nominations were announced.

First, one of this year’s biggest artists was completely shut out of all nominations. Just a few days ago, another star revealed the Grammys refused to pay her while offering her a hosting gig.

Fiona Apple Explains Why She Was 'Terrified' to Be Nominated at the Grammys This Year

Fiona Apple is opening up about being snubbed for Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys and why she was actually “terrified” of being nominated in the category.

The beloved singer-songwriter’s new album Fetch the Bolt Cutters earned a nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, but it failed to break into the top category.

Fiona revealed in a new interview with The Guardian that she was scared of being nominated against Taylor Swift and getting bullied by her fans.

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Fiona Apple Calls Out Grammys for Nominating Dr. Luke After Kesha's Allegations

Fiona Apple is calling out the Grammys.

The Fetch the Bolt Cutters singer-songwriter spoke out against the Recording Academy in an interview with The Guardian regarding its treatment of ousted president Deborah Dugan and nomination of Dr. Luke at the 2021 Grammys.

“I’m waiting to hear more about what Deborah Dugan has to say because that all reeks to me. When you hire somebody and they raise questions and then they get fired? There’s a lot of things that she brought up that make it so that I can’t vet that situation and I don’t really wanna go there and support it,” she said of Deborah Dugan, who alleged sexual harassment and a “boy’s club” culture in her legal complaint of the Grammys’ nomination process before being ousted.

Fiona also called out the organization for nominating Dr. Luke, or Lukas Gottwald, who is nominated for his work with Doja Cat (“Say So”) under the new pseudonym Tyson Trax as well.

Although he has defeated several Kesha-related lawsuits against him regarding allegations of abuse, he has ongoing defamation and breach of contract cases against Kesha, and her allegations led him to work under different names.

“They had [Kesha] up there singing ‘Praying’ and now they’re gonna go: ‘Oh, but it’s Tyson Trax!’” Fiona said of the organization.

“I keep going back to them putting Kesha on stage like, ‘We believe you’ — and I believe her — then two years later, f–king Tyson Trax…not to go back to that word, but it’s bulls–t,” she continued.

“I don’t know if anybody who’s nominated can help having the thought: What would I do If I won? My vision was that I would just get up there with a sledgehammer and I wouldn’t say anything, I would take the Grammy and smash it into enough pieces to share and I would invite all the ladies up. My second thought was I wonder if I can get all these ladies to boycott this s–t because of Dr. Luke.”

Fiona Apple is among the nominees at the 2021 Grammys. Find out who else is nominated.