The nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have sparked a lot of controversy from fans and the industry alike. Even Drake has joined the furor, jumping to the defense of his frenemy The Weeknd.

This year, the Grammys were once again called out for significantly snubbing artists, with many pointing to The Weeknd receiving zero nominations as an indicator that something is very amiss. In a post to his Instagram story yesterday, Drake made it clear that he has the singer's back, differences aside.

“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” Drake wrote. “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways.”

Drake's assessment that the Grammys "no longer matter" rings true now more than ever. The rapper also questioned Black artists are still fighting for a seat at the table, calling on the young generation to create an alternative awards show. “This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”

Drake shared that he, like many people, was sure The Weeknd would be up for some of the biggest awards of the night, writing: “The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way.”

Drizzy's comments come in light of what had been a big year for The Weeknd, whose After Hours album was both a critical and commercial success. Many industry observers considered his single, "Blinding Lights," a frontrunner for song of the year. So, there was some confusion when the singer was completely shut out.

The Weeknd himself commented on the Grammy snub on Wednesday calling the Academy "corrupt" and demanding transparency.

Drake's support of The Weeknd is especially meaningful considering their storied beef, which – if lyrics are to be believed – was still ongoing just last year. It looks like the Canadian stars are putting their differences aside to hold an industry accountable that continues to sideline Black artists.

In a separate story, Drake tagged Lil Baby, Pop Smoke, Party Next Door, and Popcaan, all artists who were not nominated but he believes should have been. “Too many missing names to even name…” he wrote.

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