Rap singer Drake, along with his collaborator 21 Savage, were nominated in four categories but couldn’t bag any awards for the 66th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday
Drake, who is a five-time Grammy winner, expressed his dissatisfaction over the Grammy Awards in a recent social media post. The rap singer, along with his collaborator 21 Savage, were nominated in four categories but couldn’t bag any awards for the 66th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday. He even skipped the prestigious awards and is currently performing in Tampa (Florida). "Remember, this show isn’t the facts; it’s just the opinion of a group of people,” he wrote in a shady post.
Singer-songwriter Drake took a sly dig at the Recording Academy and expressed dissatisfaction over the transparency of the winners, even though he received big awards in the past. Taking to his Instagram story, the rap artist reshared a post on iconic winner speeches at the Grammys and criticized the awards show by saying that its opinions are tampered with and don’t dictate in his world. After mocking the musical honors, he extended his wishes to the winners of the Grammy in 2024.
Drake and Savage 21 were nominated for their collaborative album Her Loss for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Melodic Rap Performance, but lost all four. This fueled his frustration, and he raised concern about transparency by saying, “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). Congratulations to anybody winning anything for hip-hop but this show doesn’t dictate sh*t in our world."
Interestingly, this is not the first time the rap singer has expressed his frustration. Previously, he shared his long-standing grievances with the Grammy and Recording Academy by skipping the show in 2017 or by publicly announcing to withhold his name from the nominations in the solo music category. In the post shared on his Instagram story, Drake is seen accepting his Grammy at the 61st Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song for God's Plan and asserting that any Grammy win does not validate the talent of any musician. "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 said in his iconic speech to draw attention to black artists.
Meanwhile, the musical ceremony is airing live on CBS and Paramount Plus and being held in Los Angeles. However, the Indian audience will be able to experience the musical night on Monday morning via the official website live. GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube and Instagram handles.
Stay tuned for the live coverage of the winners at the musical glam night!