Drake scooped the award for best rap song at the 61st annual Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 32-year-old rapper used his acceptance speech to lash out an the “opinion-based” Recording Academy.
Accepting his award,he Canadian rapper, who has had a ambivalent relationship with the Grammys, was honored for his hit God’s Plan.
While picking up the gong, Drake appeared to take a swipe at the Academy in charge of voting for the prizes.
“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a fact-based sport,” the In My Feelings hitmaker declared.“It’s not the NBA where at the end of the year you are holding a trophy because you made the right decision or won the game.”
— Genius (@Genius) February 11, 2019
Also, the musician addressed other rappers in his category, which included Cardi B, Travis Scott and Mac Miller, the hip hop artist who died last year of an accidental overdose.
He continued: “This is where, sometimes, it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say.
“But the point, is you have already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your home town… I promise you, you’ve already won.”
Drake was cut off mid-sentence as he tried to add to his statement, as coverage cut away from the singer and the sound of his voice faded.
His win last night was the second time he was honored with a Grammy award, having won best rap song for his track Hotline Bling in 2017.
NBA championship > grammy, per Drake
— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) February 11, 2019
Drake is the ultimate fanboy.
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