Machine Gun Kelly Asks What ‘Is Wrong with the Grammys’ After He’s Snubbed from Nominations List

Machine Gun Kelly attends the premiere of “Big Time Adolescence” at Metrograph on March 5, 2020 in New York City.

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Machine Gun Kelly has a bone to pick with the Recording Academy.

After nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced, and his work was nowhere on the list, the 31-year-old “Bloody Valentine” singer voiced his complaints on Twitter.

“wtf is wrong with the Grammys,” he said tweeted, in a note that received more than 13,000 likes.

Machine Gun Kelly (born Colson Baker) began his career as a rapper, but has adopted a more pop-punk sound, especially on his fifth album. My Downfall tickets, which was released in September 2020.

The album topped the Billboard 200 charts, and spawned hit singles like “Bloody Valentine” and “My Ex’s Best Friend.” It also earned Kelly many other accolades and awards, including Best Rock Artist and Best Rock Album at the Billboard Music Awards, Favorite Rock Artist at the American Music Awards, and Best Alternative for two years in a row on MTV Video Music. Awards.

His tweet garnered support from fans, one of whom wrote, “You deserve a Grammy but the Grammys don’t deserve you.”

Additional other: “You deserved that nomination for [Tickets to My Downfall] plus [than] anything with being a number one album, having a sold out tour and bringing that whole genre back. “

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Machine Gun Kelly isn’t the first artist to vent his frustrations at the Grammys; Last year, Halsey did the same after her album Maniac did not receive any nominations.

“I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because many people have expressed their sympathy and apologies to me since the Grammy nominations,” they wrote on Instagram at the time. “The Grammys are an elusive process to achieve. It can often be private behind-the-scenes performances, meeting the right people, campaigning aimlessly, with the right handshakes, and ‘kickbacks’ that can be ambiguous enough. as if to pass for ‘no bribes’.’ “

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The “Bad at Love” singer added: “Maybe sometimes it is (!!), but it’s not always about the music, the quality or the culture. I just wanted to get that off my chest. [The Weeknd] deserves better, and Maniac I did it too, maybe it’s improper of me to say it, but I don’t care anymore. “

From Halsey If I can’t have love, I want to be able was nominated this year for best alternative music album.

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Meanwhile, The Weeknd also publicly criticized the Grammys after their album. After hours and his hit single “Blinding Lights” were dropped from the nominations list in 2021.

“The Grammys are still corrupt,” he wrote on Twitter at the time. “You owe it to me, my fans and the industry for transparency …”

Later, the singer said that he would no longer allow his label to submit his music for Grammy consideration.

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