Alessia Cara Addresses Backlash From Her Grammys Win
Alessia Cara isn't letting anyone rain on her parade! On Sunday, Jan 28, the singer took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards. However, she faced some unwanted criticism, but she handled it like a true girl boss would and responded to the backlash in the most classiest way possible.
Following her win, social media users called Cara out for not deserving the win, noting that she was not a new artist and that she actually made her big break in 2015. On top of that, the 21-year-old was the only female artist to take home a Grammy Award.
On Monday, Jan. 29, the 21-year-old took to her Instagram to share a photo of herself in the middle of a room, while tons of balloons hover over her. Clearly, the response from haters didn't keep her from celebrating.
The "Here" singer captioned the photo with a lengthy message stating that she had "no control" over the win.
"I didn't log onto grammy.com and submit myself, that's not how it works," Cara wrote.
Female Artists Snubbed At Grammys
Shortly after the songwriter accepted her award, Twitter users slammed the Recording Academy because they couldn't believe that Cara received the award over SZA.
When SZA took the stage to perform her Grammy-nominated single "The Weekend," a Twitter user threw shade by stating the actual winner was currently performing. The Twitter user implied that SZA should've won the award instead of Alessia Cara.
Another Twitter user bashed the Recording Academy for reportedly awarding "mediocre" artists.
"I'm SICK and TIRED of the Grammys, The Recording Academy really out here awarding mediocre, overrated, boring artists. Gaga, Kesha, Lana, SZA sweeties..i'm SO sorry! sad they don't realize real talent," the Twitter user wrote.
SZA was also up for the Best New Artist award as well as four other nominations, which included Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. The nominations made her the most-nominated female artist, but the "Love Galore" singer didn't receive any of the awards.
Although the TDE artist has not responded to the comments regarding her nominations, fans were still happy to see her perform her single off of her Ctrl album, "Broken Clocks."
"To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over. I didn't log onto grammy.com and submit myself. That's not how it works. I didn't ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment, but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I've wanted since I was a kid," Cara captioned the photo.