The Weeknd has spoken about being snubbed at this year’s Grammys, saying that when it happened he was “angry, confused and sad”.

The 31-year-old musician said he would not submit his music to the academy for examination again.

The Canadian singer received zero nominations at the 63rd Awards, despite having great commercial and critical success in the qualifying year with his fourth studio album After Hours and his break-out single Blinding Lights.

Speaking to British GQ, the musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, said: “When it happened, I had all these ideas and thoughts. I was angry and I was confused and I was sad. But when I look back now, I never want to know what really happened. “

He added, “I just don’t care. Because that will never be the reason why I do what I do. It’s never really been like that. And I’m happy that I can make music and don’t have to think about it. I will never take part in this conversation again. “

When asked about resubmitting music for the Grammys, he said, “No. I mean, I’m not interested. Everyone says, ‘No, do better next time.’ I’ll do better, but not for you. I’ll do better for myself. “

The Recording Academy announced in May of this year that it was making fundamental changes to the award process due to the criticism.

The changes will go into effect for the 64th Grammy Awards, due to take place in January 2022.

The Weeknd, the cover star for the September issue of UK GQ, also spoke about reading music reviews.

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The Weeknd is the cover star for the September issue of UK GQ (Daniel Jackson).

The Weeknd is the cover star for the September issue of UK GQ (Daniel Jackson).

He told the magazine, “I like reviews, man. I like critics. I like to read even the prejudiced people who are against me.

“I think it’s interesting. I find it humiliating, which is always great.

“I can understand now when you read things. As I can see through the lines now. Between the lines.”

The September edition of British GQ will be available as a digital download and on newsstands from August 6th.

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