Rapper Drake had a lot on his mind when he received his Grammy award for “Best Rap Song”, but was cut off by the showrunners midway through it.
The Canadian was talking about how the Grammy was unimportant as long as you had people willing to pay their hard earned money to watch your shows, but the mic went off before he could finish his speech, and the live broadcast went to a commercial break.
At first, the mic was on when he made the statement dissing the award, but as he paused and was about to start once more, he was cut off. It isn’t clear what he reaction was.
“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,” Drake said. “All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing 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.”he said.
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]. But my point is you’ve already won if you have people 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, in the snow, spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promise you, you already won.”
He was cut off before he could finish the sentence.