Seems like Grammys finally got the right award category for ace rapper Drake, as they awarded him the Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan’!
Ace rapper and an absolute on-the-face persona, Drake threw some major shade with a legit reason behind it, at the 61st Grammys ’19. Even as he won Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan”, Drake wasn’t quite content to salute the Academy and bask in that glory.
This time, he went and attacked straight at the Grammys’ validity, questioning it from the show itself. Savage! Yes, you’ve got it!!
“This is an opinion-based sport,” he said of the music industry. “This is a business where, sometimes, it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say, or what a fly Spanish girl from New York, or a brother from Houston.”
Giving a shouting out to Travis Scott, he continued: ”The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero from your hometown, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows — you don’t need this right here. I promise you, you already won.”
Now, while this was definitely quite shocking to some and entertaining to some others, and even before Drake could go on furthermore on Grammy validation, his mic appeared to be cut off, both inside the Staples Center and on CBS’ live broadcast.
Well, that’s when the tweets came pouring in, here’s what the Twitterati has been talking on this:
— breyanna (@joonsblackrose) February 11, 2019
As soon as Drake started telling people they need LOVE and SUPPORT and not a Grammy…he got cut off. Weird flex but ok Grammys #GRAMMMYs
— bts paved the way (@anOT7girl) February 11, 2019
— MasterPeace (@d_diminished) February 11, 2019
— Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) February 11, 2019
Drake low key s**t on the #GRAMMMYs and the cut him right off
— DJ Hella Yella (@djhellayella) February 11, 2019
Welp, Drake just said rappers don’t need to win Grammy Awards to feel successful, and then his mic was shut off and the show went straight to commercial. #GRAMMMYs
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) February 11, 2019
— thatvickeygirl🇬🇭 (@ThatVickeyGirl) February 11, 2019
“It’s the first time in Grammys history where I actually am who I thought I was.” — Drake #GRAMMMYs
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) February 11, 2019
Drake: you don’t need this Grammy I’m holding I-#GRAMMMYs: Cuts to commercial
— Tori🌋 (@selenaXnormani) February 11, 2019
“The votes are fake, it doesn’t count. They give it to who they want to give it to. They give it to their darlings. I won’t be at the award even if I’m invited over 100million years” — Rapper Eminem speaking on #GRAMMMYs award.pic.twitter.com/XN6WfSoHPs
— IG: Omope Abdulazeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) February 11, 2019
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Although, it isn’t the first time after all, as Drake has hinted at a less-than-cool relationship with the ceremony before as well, from declining to attend last year to questioning their very understanding of hip-hop culture after winning two trophies in 2016 for pop genre.