The rapper already had a tense relationship with the Recording Academy
Drake’s microphone was cut off at the 2019 Grammys tonight (February 10) as he was in the middle of delivering an acceptance speech.
The star was collecting the award for Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan’, making a surprise appearance at the ceremony.
He didn’t attend in 2017 due to tour schedule conflicts, but won two awards for ‘Hotline Bling’. However, he later said he didn’t “even want them”, debating that the track should be recognised as a rap song. He then didn’t even submit anything for consideration for the shortlists in 2018.
“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” Drake said during his speech. “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 there’s 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.”
Then the TV broadcast cut to adverts while those in the arena have also reported the sound from his microphone was cut in the venue, too.
Neither Drake or the Grammys have commented on the incident at the time of writing.
Drake could still win two awards at tonight’s ceremony – Record Of The Year for ‘God’s Plan’ and Album Of The Year for ‘Scorpion’. Other winners so far include Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., and Lady Gaga. You can keep up with all the winners at the 2019 Grammys here.