Zayn Malik Is Slamming The Grammys. Here's Why

While many stars, musicians, and fans are getting excited for the 63rd Grammy Awards on March 14, 2021, Zayn Malik isn't one of them. The nominations for the 2020 award show definitely came with a few surprises, though for the most part, they met many fans' and critics' expectations. Beyonce unsurprisingly leads the pack with nine nominations, while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Jhené Aiko, and Post Malone are some other notable nominees. 

Perhaps the biggest snub was The Weeknd, who received no nominations despite the immense critical and commercial success of his 2020 album, After Hours. When the nominations were announced in November 2020, The Weeknd called out his snub on Twitter, saying that "The Grammys remain corrupt." 

As it turns out, The Weeknd isn't the only one who has some negative feelings about the Grammys. Zayn Malik, who shot to fame thanks to his time in boyband One Direction, has some harsh criticisms for the award show — keep scrolling to see what he said.

Zayn Malik is the latest celebrity to call out the Grammy awards

On March 9, 2021, Zayn Malik had some choice words for the Grammys. "F**k the grammys and everyone associated," the Mind of Mine singer tweeted in a seemingly out-of-nowhere fit of rage. "Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there's no nomination considerations. Next year I'll send you a basket of confectionary." Clearly, Malik is not pleased with his alleged treatment by the recording academy, and many fans are rushing to his defense

According to the Grammys website, the album release eligibility period for the 2020 awards was between Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020. Because Malik's most recent album, Nobody Is Listening, dropped on Jan. 15, 2021, it was outside of the eligibility range for 2021's show, though the album could be submitted for consideration in 2022's show. Malik hasn't been nominated for a Grammy for any of his past work, including any albums with One Direction or his 2018 release, Icarus Falls. Malik collaborated with Taylor Swift on "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," which was nominated in 2018 for Best Song Written for Visual Media, though Malik wasn't credited as one of the songwriters in the nomination.

While Malik certainly has some hard feelings towards the Grammys now, his tune may change if he ever does land a coveted nomination in the future.