Drake's Grammy Speech Was Cut Off After Saying Award Shows Are Useless

February 11, 2019

At the 61st annual Grammy Awards, singer/rapper Drake delivered a message that has long resonated with rock and metal artists for years after being sidelined by award shows constantly.

After accepting the award for "Best Rap Song" for "God's Plan" Drake addressed both his fellow nominees and musicians of all genres with a simple message. "We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. It's not the NBA where at the end of the year you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games."

He adds, "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 there's people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy a ticket to come to your shows, you don't need this right here. I promise you. You've already won."

It was right from there when the Grammys immediately cut to commercial. According to a rep for the awards, they interpreted it as the conclusion to the rapper's speech. They offered him a chance to come back onstage to finish is speech, but Drake said that he was satisfied with what he had to say.