Drake took to the stage during his 2019 Grammy Awards victory and began to belittle the importance of receiving the accolade.
The Canadian musician, who took home the award for ‘Best Rap Song’, began to address his fellow artists by reassuring them that the significance of winning a Grammy isn’t an important feat.
“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” Drake proclaimed. “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. Look, if people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won,” he added.
Toward the end of his speech, Drake’s mic appeared to be cut off:
However, in a statement released by the Grammy Awards, the explain that producers did not intentionally cut Drake’s speech short, believing that the rapper had finished his address.
“During Drake’s speech, there was a natural pause and at that moment the producers did assume that he was done and then cut to commercial,” the statement read. “However, the producers did speak with Drake following his speech and did offer him to come back on stage to finish whatever his thoughts were. But Drake said he was happy with what he said and didn’t have anything to add.”