2019 Grammys: A Look At Drake’s Controversial Speech

After winning Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” hours ago, Drake used his winner’s speech to encourage musicians to work on their craft regardless of the recognition.

He said

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 an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he said. “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.

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,

he continued.

Look, 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 [award] right here. I promise you, you already won.

He added.

Watch the video below:

(Hmm…Drake, really? OK)

At that point, the ceremony’s producers cut his microphone off and went to commercial. It is a much-discussed moment in an otherwise uncontroversial ceremony.

What is your thought about Drake’s speech?

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