On Sunday, November 24, 2019, Halsey reportedly threw shade at the Grammys after receiving an award at the AMA (American Music Awards). Halsey recently tweeted about her frustration with the Recording Academy after not earning a Grammy nomination, said that AMA was a much more important honor to receive since it was the fans who had the power to decide the winner by voting.
While accepting an AMA for favorite pop/rock song for, “Without me” she said, “I grew up watching shows like this and I would sit at home wide-eyed and watch artists in these beautiful gowns and handsome suits, like, stroll up the stairs to the stage and they would hold up these awards and they were usually gold-plated and shiny and weighted, these, like, metaphors, these trophies that were supposed to be some kind of validation for the soul-crushing and heartache-inducing work that they put into writing a song and bringing it to life. And to be honest with you, I really believed that fairy tale, I believed these awards. When I was a kid, I used to believe that this award was the ultimate validating and that I’d come up here and laugh and cry and my fans at home would rejoice because we accomplished this thing together.”
She continued, “But that’s okay because I’m up here right now and I am so thankful to the AMAs because they’re the largest fan-voted award show,” she said. “And I’m thankful to the fans because they’re the people who really give a s–t about music and I’m thankful to the AMAs for giving those people a voice.”
Concluding her speech she added, “You know I’m going to keep making music for them and for us. Sometimes you grow up and the stuff you believed in starts to lose its magic but music never does because real fans, real artists, and real stories keep that music alive. Thank you!”
Last week – Halsey’s deleted tweet: –
“I just woke up and the biggest song of my career wasn’t nominated either. Can u guys not take ur anger out on me for once or.”