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Halsey Accuses Grammy Officials Of Taking 'Bribes' For Nominations

30 November, 2020

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Halsey criticized the Recording Academy’s behind-the-scenes operations – including by stating that the organization accepts "bribes" for Grammys nominations and awards.

Halsey's 2020 album "Manic" failed to receive a single Grammy nomination despite having been the first album of 2020 to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.

In the Instagram post, the performer mentioned that many people had reached out offering her words of support and that while she was upset, she was going to choose her words "carefully."

She went on to claim that success at the awards show "often" results from private performances, "knowing the right people," and campaigning "with the right handshakes and 'bribes' that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as 'not-bribes.'"

"And if you get that far," she went on write, "it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show."

She ended her post arguing that the Grammys aren’t "always about the music or quality or culture," and that she hopes the process and the organization will become more transparent.