Usually, somebody merely exhibiting as much as settle for a trophy he’s earned doesn’t depend because the shock of the night time at any awards present. So give Drake credit score for having the cachet to tug off the largest shock of the Grammys Sunday night time simply by truly showing to choose up his trophy for greatest rap music for “God’s Plan.”
At practically the two-hour level of the present, nation duo Dan + Shay appeared ebullient after they introduced Drake’s identify as winner for greatest rap music. Proper when everybody was considering somebody ought to inform them to relax and settle for on the absentee’s behalf, there was Drake, rising from underneath the stage, as if he’d shot himself to the Staples Middle from Canada in a high-speed tunnel upon listening to his identify.
Gracious and grateful las he appeared, Drake was not about to let previous perceived snubs at this and different awards exhibits go utterly un-alluded to. (He’s additionally made a degree of avoiding the Junos, after showing on and even internet hosting that present however going unrewarded.)
He known as it “the primary time in Grammy historical past the place I truly am who I believed I used to be for a second, so I like that.” He requested “the youngsters watching, these aspiring to do music, and all my friends that make music from their coronary heart, that do issues pure and inform the reality” to “know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. It’s not the NBA… This is a enterprise the place typically it’s as much as a bunch of individuals which may not perceive what a blended race child from Canada has to say… or a brother from Houston proper there, my brother Travis. You’ve already gained you probably have individuals who’re singing your songs phrase for phrase, in case you are a hero in your hometown. If there may be individuals who have common jobs who’re coming out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to come back to your exhibits, you don’t want this proper right here, I promise you, you already gained.”
After which, mid-sentence, the present lower to business — presumably by chance — resulting in a groan within the media room that might most likely be heard all the way in which into the sector, the place Drake was presumably nonetheless ending his eloquent speech.
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