Drake's Acceptance Speech For Best Rap Song Was Cut Short Because He Dissed The Grammys
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There have been numerous acceptance speeches in the TV, movie and music industry that have gone down in infamy for being too political, too emotional, too vulgar or too long.
While the Grammy Awards didn't feature any that will go down in the history books, there was one speech that got attention for a different reason.
Drake won the music gong for Best Rap Song for his banger 'God's Plan' and when he got on stage, he surprised everyone.
drake accepts best rap song #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/apnAOSniUS- Mr. World Premiere :flag_jm: (@yardieiz4life) February 11, 2019
"I want to take this opportunity while I'm up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music," he told the room full of A-listers.
"All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.
"So it's not the NBA where at the end of the year you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games.
"This is a business where sometimes it's up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else, or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis [Scott].
"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."
His speech drew applause and cheer from the crowd but it seems as though the people upstairs were not happy about it.
The rapper tried to continue his speech but viewers at home saw the screen change to what was 'coming up next'. According to Pitchfork, his microphone was cut off and people in the arena couldn't hear the rest of what he had to say.
My face when the Grammy cut drake off... #Grammys pic.twitter.com/cmLtuV9R6H- CharlizeSavannah (@charlizefergie) February 11, 2019
Drake: You don't need this right here. You already won. But-#GRAMMYs: Cut to commercial.- Nia Langley:sparkles: (@theNiaLangley) February 11, 2019
. @Drake calling out the racist institution that is the #Grammys pic.twitter.com/KHOhf910rJ- rozzcoe (@rozzcoe) February 11, 2019
He was offered a slot to perform a song at this year's event but he turned it down.
Drake won Best Rap Song at the 2017 Grammys for his other hit 'Hotline Bling' and used that occasion to take another dig at the music academy.
"Even though 'Hotline Bling' is not a rap song...the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category," he told DJ Semtex on his OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1.
"Maybe because I've rapped in the past or because I'm black, I can't figure out why...I won two awards last night-but I don't even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason."
We wonder if he'll get another award after this savage message.
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