We might by no means know what Drake mentioned throughout his acceptance speech after profitable finest rap track for “God’s Plan.”
In the course of the rapper’s speech, he was reduce off because the cameras zoomed out and reduce to a business break.
The timing was unusual as Drake was telling the room of musicians that profitable awards is not obligatory when you’ve got actual followers attending your concert events and singing your songs.
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“You’ve got already gained when you’ve got people who find themselves singing your songs phrase for phrase, when you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there are individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain and the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to return to your exhibits, you do not want this proper right here. I promise you. You already gained,” he mentioned on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles.
Drake, who not often attends awards exhibits, had additionally reportedly informed Grammy producers he wouldn’t carry out on the present.
Rap has endured a longtime shedding streak on the Grammys. The final time a rapper gained album of the 12 months was in 2004, with Outkast. Solely a handful of rappers have gained finest new artist.
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Drake has an opportunity to grow to be the primary rapper to win document of the 12 months later within the present. Infantile Gambino made historical past when his observe “That is America” grew to become the primary rap-based track to win track of the 12 months. Gambino has gained three awards to this point, together with finest music video and finest rap/sung efficiency.
Drake wasn’t the one winner to get reduce off throughout their acceptance speech. Finest new artist winner Dua Lipa was additionally reduce off after her speech went on by the walk-off music.
The Related Press contributed to this report.