In some methods, we nonetheless don’t know the complete story about what occurred with you and the Grammys. So what occurred?I suppose I simply wasn’t ok.You don’t really consider that, although, proper?I don’t consider that, however to their requirements, that’s what it’s. I wasn’t ok, and that’s the fact of it.However do you suppose a gaggle of individuals objectively and pretty thought of your album together with different albums and didn’t select to appoint your artwork? Do you suppose that’s really what occurred?When it occurred, I had all these concepts and ideas. I used to be offended and I used to be confused and I used to be unhappy. However now, trying again at it, I by no means need to know what actually occurred.Actually?I simply don’t care. As a result of that can by no means be the rationale why I do what I do. It by no means actually was earlier than. And I’m glad that I could make music and never have to consider that. I’ll by no means be in that dialog ever once more.You’ll by no means submit your music to the Grammys?No. I imply, I’ve no curiosity. Everybody’s like, “No, simply do higher subsequent time.” I’ll do higher, however not for you. I’m going to do higher for me.How will you outline success for the following challenge?What makes any of my albums a profitable album, particularly this one, is me placing it out and getting excited to make the following one. So the thrill to make the following challenge signifies that this one was profitable to me. I need to do that eternally. And even when I begin moving into completely different mediums and several types of expressions, music can be proper there. I’m not going to step away from it.One admirable factor about Abel Tesfaye is he has no downside making enjoyable of The Weeknd. Like all the opposite nice pop stars, he by no means takes himself too significantly. In 2020, he cowrote and starred in an episode of ‘American Dad,’ through which The Weeknd was really a closeted virgin and a light-weight emanates from his underutilized crotch. Despite the fact that he’s by no means executed an interview on a late-night speak present (The Weeknd, apparently, doesn’t converse a lot on digital camera), he did a really goofy—and really lengthy—bit with James Corden in preparation for the Tremendous Bowl. There’s dancing and an impediment course and different James Corden–y gags. Even his half in ‘Uncut Gems,’ the place The Weeknd tries to hook up with Adam Sandler’s girlfriend within the toilet of 1 Oak, was a parody of The Weeknd. He wore a wig of his outdated unruly hair. For all the year-plus promotional jag for ‘After Hours,’ The Weeknd appeared in character as an unnamed man in a pink blazer and black tie, with a face stuffed with bandages and clotting blood.