Grimes criticises the Grammys for lack of diversity

Grimes has shared her support for Charli XCX, after the singer expressed her disappointment about not receiving a nomination.

On February 5th Charli XCX took to Instagram to express her disappointment after her latest album Crash didn’t receive a nomination, despite topping charts in Australia, Ireland, the UK and the US.

The singer posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “Me not being nominated for a grammy for crash is like mia goth not being nominated for an oscar for pearl and only further proves that people don’t wanna see hot evil girls thrive”.

Charli XCX
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Jumping to reassure her, Grimes commented: “The Grammies are so irrelevant I wouldn’t even sweat it”, claiming that “they quite literally would not allow me to nominate anyone who wasn’t on a pre fabricated list that was exceptionally boring”.

Grimes alleged that during her time on the producer of the year board she was one of only three women and “the only person under 40 for sure”. She revealed that she once tried to nominate SOPHIE but “was told that wasn’t allowed”.

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Music producer SOPHIE passed away in January 2021. The artist received flowers from Kim Petras at this year’s awards. Petras became the first ever transgender woman to win best pop duo/group performance for her collaboration with Sam Smith.

“I just want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight,” Petras said. “Sophie, especially, my friend who passed away two years ago, who told me this would happen and always believed in me”.

Grimes’ response to Charli XCX adds her to the list of people who are critical of the Grammys. Other artists who have criticised the awards include Halsey, Zayn and The Weeknd, who no longer submits his music for consideration.