Chris Brown has slammed the Grammy Awards as meaningless.
The 26-year-old singer - who won a Grammy for best R&B album in 2012 - was furious that his latest record Royalty didn't receive any nominations for the ceremony next month and took to Twitter to vent his anger.
He wrote: ""#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason I love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss ass and work less.
"If u turn on ya radio right now I promise within the hour you will hear CHRIS BROWN on damn near half the songs or I've co-written. The awards used to mean something. Now it's about likes, and memes.
"I'm thankful to my fans, I am able to be the best artist I can without having to conform to the ways of my peers. I also need my commission (sic)."
Although Chris - who has been nominated for a Grammy 15 times in the past - received a nod this year for Only, his collaboration with Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake, his solo work was not recognised by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The Grammy Awards 2016 will take place in Los Angeles on February 15.
- Bang! Showbiz