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    Drake Says Grammy “Does Not Dictate Sh*t In Our World” In A Video Of His Past Cut-Out Speech

    Drake and his infamous dislike for the Grammys is an old tale by now. The rapper has been quite vocal about his criticism of the awards. As the Grammys 2024 concluded, he has yet again made a bold move to slam the awards.

    Drake took to social media to voice his dissatisfaction with the award authorities. The prolific rapper shared a video on his Instagram Story, with a snippet of him accepting a Grammy in the past. During his acceptance, he consoles those who have not won the award while putting the importance of the Grammys down.

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    “This Show Isn’t The Facts…”: Drake Pulls Up An Old Video Of His Grammys Speech

    Drake (Image: Getty)
    Drake (Image: Getty)

    In the video that Drake shared on his Instagram story, he can be heard saying, “You’ve already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown.” Along with the video was a caption that further clarified his thoughts about the awards.

    All you incredible artists remember this show isn’t the facts; it’s just the opinion of a group of people whose names are kept a secret (literally you can Google it). Congrats to anybody winning anything for hip hop; this show doesn’t dictate sh*t in our world,” Drake wrote in the caption of the post.

    Though the singer has been actively vocal about his issues with the Grammys, Drake managed to secure two nominations for the 2022 awards. This happened after he publicly opted not to submit his solo music for consideration in the 2023 season.

    Drake’s nominations were for his featured work on ‘Churchill Downs’ by Jack Harlow and ‘WAIT FOR U’ by Future, both competing for the title of Best Rap Song.

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    Why Drake Has A Problem With The Grammys?

    Drake (Image: Getty)
    Drake (Image: Getty)

    Drake’s recent post is nothing but a highlight to his long-standing grievances with the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy. The rapper’s problematic relationship with the prestigious awards began in 2017 when he skipped the show after the Academy categorized his hit ‘Hotline Blingas rap instead of pop.

    In 2022, Drake became even more vocal about his protest by withdrawing his nominations for both his album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, and the track ‘Way 2 Sexy. He conveyed that he was disappointed about being exclusively recognized as a rapper.

    During an interview on Apple’s Beats 1, he said that his being categorized as a rapper has to do with his race. “I’m a Black artist, I’m apparently a rapper, even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song,” he stated.

    The only category that they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m Black,” he said.

    His 2019 acceptance speech for Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Planwas also cut off by the academy when he asserted that an artist doesn’t need a Grammy to validate their career.

    We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he had said in the speech. “This is a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people that might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say … 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,” he added.

    The 2024 Grammy Awards concluded on Sunday at the Arena in Los Angeles.

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