8:42 AM PT -- 3/12 -- Grammys chief honcho Harvey Mason Jr. is responding to The Weeknd's boycott saying the Grammys is disappointed when anyone is upset. He also said, in a statement to The New York Times, the Grammys is constantly evolving and it's "going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees."
The Weeknd's only getting more heated with the Grammys -- he's boycotting the awards show, and not just this year, but for good!
The singer drew a line in the sand Thursday saying he'll boycott the awards show from now on "because of the secret committees" he believes are responsible for selecting nominees.
He told The New York Times he'll "no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys." Boom.
It's the latest chapter in Abel's beef with the Grammys after accusing them of snubbing his critically acclaimed album "After Hours" following a bitter back-and-forth over what his camp claimed was an ultimatum from Grammys brass -- us or Super Bowl LV.
Our sources had said there was a growing suspicion The Weeknd's decision to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show cost him Grammy noms. Grammys chief honcho Harvey Mason Jr. begged to differ ... saying there was nothing corrupt about Abel not being nominated.
Still, The Weeknd -- who's previously won 3 Grammys -- claimed the award show severely lacks transparency. He's said they mean nothing to him now.