didn’t attend Sunday evening’s (Feb. 4) 66th annual Grammy Awards, however the “IDGAF” MC undoubtedly had one thing to say in regards to the ceremony. In an Instagram Story posted earlier than the prime time present started, the 37-year-old rapper reposted video of his 2019 Grammy acceptance speech accompanied by a strongly worded message to his friends on the occasion at Crypto.com Enviornment in Los Angeles.
“All you unimaginable artists bear in mind this present isn’t the details it’s simply the opinion of a gaggle of people that’s identify are stored a secret 🤫😂 (actually you possibly can google it),” he wrote, per display pictures of his publish (through). “Congrats to anyone profitable something for hip hop however this present doesn’t dictate s–t in our world.”
The tough remark in regards to the broadcast was Drake’s newest lash out on the Recording Academy, with whom he has feuded for years. In his publish, Drake included a snippet of his speech for finest rap music for “God’s Plan” in 2019, throughout which he took goal at what he labelled the gamesmanship of the awards. “I wish to let you understand that we’re taking part in in an opinion-based sport. Not a factual-based sport. So it’s not the NBA the place on the finish of the 12 months, you’re holding a trophy since you made the best choices or gained the video games,” he mentioned on the time.
“This can be a enterprise the place generally it’s as much as a bunch of individuals which may not perceive what a mixed-race child from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish woman from New York, or a brother from Houston… the purpose is, you’ve already gained when you’ve got people who find themselves singing your songs word-for-word, in case you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to return to your exhibits? You don’t want this proper there I promise you. You already gained.”
At press time a spokesperson for the Grammy Awards had not returned Billboard‘s request for touch upon Drake’s publish.
Drake is a five-time Grammy winner — and 55-time nominee — and was nominated for 4 awards on Sunday evening, together with nods for finest rap efficiency and finest rap efficiency (“Wealthy Flex”), finest rap album (Her Loss) and finest melodic rap efficiency (“Spin Bout U”) for his joint album with 21 Savage. Although it was eligible, Drake didn’t submit his 2023 solo album, For All of the Canines, for Grammy consideration, nor did he submit 2021’s Licensed Lover Boy or 2022’s Actually, By no means Thoughts.
However Sunday’s remark was not the primary time Drizzy — who was acting at Amalie Enviornment in Tampa in the course of the broadcast — has publicly taken concern with the Grammy course of lately.
In 2020, he tweeted “the Grammys. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency” after the Weeknd was not nominated for any awards for his smash After Hours album.