Drake Wins Best Rap Song at Grammys but His Speech Gets Cut Short

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Drake makes a surprise appearance at the Grammys to accept the award but things don’t go exactly as planned. Drake took home the Grammys Best Rap Song Award for his track, “Gods Plan” at this year’s award show. The song won over other nominees including, SICKO MODE by Travis Scott, “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, “Lucky You” by Eminem.

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During his powerful and inspiring acceptance speech, Drake said, “We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.” He continued, “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, if—look, look—i. I promise you. You already won.” When he tried to continue, Drake’s microphone was cut off in the arena and on the telecast. Afterward, he wrote, “Too raw for TV” in an Instagram caption.

 

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This is the rapper’s second Grammy for Best Rap Song with the first being awarded for Hotline Bling back in 2017. Drake earned five additional nominations this year: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap Performance (twice).