Withdraws From The Grammys
Drake will not be attending this year’s Grammy awards and has withdrawn his two nominations. Variety was first to report on the topic, and fans quickly wondered why the rapper did just so.
The rapper withdrew from his 2 Grammy nominations that included Best Rap Album, Certified Lover Boy, and lastly, Best Rap Performance in “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug.
According to Variety, the Grammys honored the request of the “Motto” star and his management team.
History At The Grammys
The four-time Grammy winner has called out the Grammy’s in previous years after he speaks up for The Weekend after the 2020 ceremony.
“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards,” the rapper says.
During his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” took home best rap song in 2019, the artist used his platform to tell fans about the music business. It may not be easy, but it is not always about the trophy in the end.
“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,” said Drake holding the trophy. “I promised you, you already won.”
Drake has won four Grammys before — two in 2017 for “Hotline Bling,” one in 2019 for “God’s Plan,” and another in 2013 for Take Care.
The 64th Grammy Awards
Many are quick to say the rapper is withdrawing because of his involvement with the Astroworld Fest tragedy. However, he is appearing at Drake’s Free Larry Hoover concert on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the LA coliseum.
The 64th Grammy Awards will be aired on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles, Ca, hosted by Comedy Central’s, The Daily Show, host, and comedian Trevor Noah.
The Recording Academy announced in November that it was expanding the field of nominees in four general categories from eight to 10 as a way to make room for “more music, more artists and more genres, and to embrace the spirit of inclusion.”