Drake is not a fan of the Grammy Awards. That has not stopped him from submitting his album, Certified Lover Boy, for consideration for several of them. According to Variety, the Canadian rapper several tracks from the album in hopes of getting a nomination.
After he felt The Weeknd was snubbed at the 2020 ceremony, Drake posted an Instagram story that ripped the awards show apart. He posted a lengthy tirade voicing his opinion on the Grammys. He even called for a new awards show to take the place of the Grammy Awards as he dragged the ceremony in an Instagram story.
“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exist now and the ones that come after. It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways. The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up overtime and pass on to the generations to come.”
After winning Best Rap Song at the 2019 awards for God’s Plan, Drake devalued the award right on stage. He was cut off by producers of the show before things could get any worse.
“We play an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. You already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if they’re singing in your hometown. You’re already winning, you don’t need this right here.”
Regardless of Drake’s personal feelings towards the Grammy Awards, he obviously recognizes their value. Sham or not, the show still carries considerable clout in the music and recording industry. Drake is just having his Grammys and eating them too.
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