In a rather surprise appearance, OVO Sound honcho, Young Money Prince and hip-hop icon Drake popped up to accept his Best Rap Song win at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). The Champagne Papi strutted to the stage decked out and dapper in an all-black fit likened to his "Going Bad" alter ego, despite skipping out on the red carpet.
In his acceptance speech, Drizzy made sure to humbly acknowledge the gramophone he'd be taking home for his "God's Plan" smash hit. But even in all his Grammy win glory, he sent a stirring word of encouragement to all the other artists out there, both big and small, about what the accomplishment does and doesn't mean. "We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport," he reminded. “The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.”
But on the topic of letting the world know that a shiny gramophone does not validate their musical greatness nor worthiness, his speech was swiftly cut short and cued to commericial. Now, there's a chance that Drizzy may have run over time in his speech (unlikely) or a slight production blunder occured in the moment. But according to the confused and enraged Team Drizzy, there was some Recording Academy foul play at work to keep Drake from speaking out with the truth about the importance of Grammy nod– or lack thereof.
See their theories on why Drizzy got cut off below:
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