Zayn Malik recently sat down for an interview on SiriusXM’s Debatable Wednesday, as reported by Billboard.
While the conversation may have opened up with Malik sharing that his favourite One Direction band member is Niall Horan, the conversation steered towards a more timely topic, that being his Grammys tweet.
Earlier this month, Malik revealed the fact that he’s quite simply fed up with the Recording Academy and its nomination process, saying, “Fuck the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”
Fuck the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 9, 2021
And now while he was on the air, Malik shed some light on his stance against the Grammys, confirming that it’s not about “competition” and “rivalry”.
He said, “It was nothing to do with the competition and rivalry. It was nothing personal in any sense. It was a broader statement to the whole organisation.”
“I believe there’s a way about music that is made and doesn’t even get an acknowledgement for certain reasons, political reasons, hand-shaking reasons, private performance reasons that we don’t need to go into.”
At this stage, Malik is yet to receive a Grammy award for any of his catalogue, let alone actually receive a nomination. On the other hand, former One Direction band member, Harry Styles has had a pretty good run with the awards show.
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Malik added, “I said everything I needed to say online.”
“Even if they nominated me at this stage, I wouldn’t even go and accept the award because it doesn’t mean anything to me. The entire organisation doesn’t represent anything, and I don’t believe it showcases the best talent in the industry. I believe that they control what they want to control and they do what they want to do.”