Drake has his mic cut off at the Grammys during his acceptance speech which appeared to take jabs at the awards ceremony.
“I want to take this opportunity while I’m up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music,” Drake began while he accepted a Grammy for Best Rap Song for his hit song “God’s Plan.”
“All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. So 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.
“This is a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else, or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis [Scott].
“But my point is you’ve already won if you have people singing your songs word for word if you’re a hero in your hometown.
“Look, 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 tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promise you, you already won.”
He then appeared to want to continue and as he uttered the word “But…” the show abruptly cut off his mic.
“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,” Sunshine Sachs’ Michael Samonte told Variety.
“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.”
Written By: Tiffany Brockworth