Now-four-time Grammy Award winning rap star Drake humbly accepted his Best Rap Song accolade at the 61st annual awards ceremony on Sunday night (February 10) for all of Hollywood’s finest to see.
Despite Drizzy’s speech getting cut short and the OVO Sound champion skipping the red carpet, the Scorpion artist made sure to show face for the Grammy gesture. The competition for the highly anticipated category was stiff, as Drake’s “God’s Plan” stood up against other worthy contenders like Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” and Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead.” Still, the Champagne Papi walked away with the win after rolling up from backstage upon the announcement of his win. The audience burst into applause and a standing ovation for him as well, though Drake’s rap nemesis Pusha T likely wasn’t among that crowd. A photo showing King Push’s alleged expression in that very moment of Drake’s congratulations also surfaced thereafter. However, many fans later pointed out that the photo was incorrectly contextualized and was actually the Virginia emcee’s mood after Jennifer Lopez’s Motown tribute—not during Drake’s Best Rap Song success.
But you know what they say: who cares about the truth when the lie is more entertaining? See the truth about Pusha’s underwhelmed expression and the rumors that quickly took off about it below.
(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Amy Sussman/FilmMagic)