The world’s most popular YouTuber was shut out of the annual YouTube Rewind recap, and now he’s speaking out.

RELATED: YouTuber PewDiePie Apologizes For Using N-Word During Live Broadcast: ‘I’m Just An Idiot’

PewDiePie, the Swedish comedian whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has been regularly featured in YouTube’s year-end recaps, but after being caught in a number of controversies this year, he was not invited back for the video shoot.

In January, the 27-year-old shared allegedly anti-Semitic videos and was subsequently dropped by Disney. In September, PewDiePie created a storm of backlash after using the N-word during a live broadcast.

In a new video on his YouTube channel, PewDiePie explained that he “wasn’t asked” to participate in the Rewind video.

“It’s sad in a way, that I’m not part of it,” he said, “but like, I understand why, like I’m not salty at YouTube for not inviting me.

“But at the end of the day I care more about YouTube. I care more about what’s good for YouTube, what’s good for the platform, than being in it and… pissing people off.”

RELATED: Defiant PewDiePie Fires Back After Disney Cuts Ties With Him Over Anti-Semitic YouTube Posts: ‘Nice Try’

The YouTube star began posting videos in 2010 and currently has 53 million subscribers, with over 14 billion views. He is reportedly the highest-paid YouTuber in the world, earning $124 million since 2010.